Abstract: We reviewed the characteristics of health/fitness apps for commercially available, hands-free, voice-activated assistant devices. 309 apps were identified from the Amazon Alexa Skills Store and Google Assistant website. App information was extracted from descriptions and then coded by two independent evaluators using a codebook to classify app content, intended age group, and target audience. The majority of apps did not have a clear health or fitness focus and were mostly targeted towards adult/general audiences.

Learning Objective 1: To understand the content and characteristics of apps for hands-free, voice-activated assistants (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).


Ashley Griffin, UNC Chapel Hill
Dasha Selezneva, UNC School of Medicine
David Gotz, UNC Chapel Hill
Arlene Chung (Presenter)
UNC School of Medicine

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