In September and October 2014 views on the SPLENDID-system were collected from a variety of health professionals and potential end-users. An MSc-student Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University (Annemiek van der Lee) interviewed twelve health professionals, conducted a focus group with five potential end-users and distributed a questionnaire among two GP’s. These all focused on similar points, but were specified for the participants’ envisioned future role regarding SPLENDID. Following a presentation of the system, the participants were asked for their first impression; they then expressed their views on the individual system components, such as the sensors, the mobile app and web tool. Finally, they made suggestions and wishes regarding the system and its use. The information gathered has now been analyzed and reported.
The overall first impression of SPLENDID was positive. Nine out of the twelve health professionals reported that they would work with the system. “I would immediately say that this would perfectly fit within the fitness centre” responded an owner of a sports school. End users also indicated they would consider using such a system in the future. However, in order for the potential users to actually accept and use the system it should fulfill certain prerequisites. These mainly concerned user-friendliness, wearer-comfort and visibility of the system, and how time-consuming working with it is. Taking into account these wishes of the health professionals and end-users in the development of the system will increase its acceptation in the end.