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Today the public has become increasingly aware of the health impacts of a sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary behavior research continues to uncover the detrimental effects of sitting and has shown that the average American now sits during the day more than the time they spend sleeping. Activity trackers have reflected this shift in public awareness by beginning to track standing as well as the typical health metrics, like steps. The most prominent example of this is the Apple Watch with its Activity rings - the last ring is for stand hours.
HIV in India is a widely prevalent and complex disease. Treatment is an issue for the economically disadvantaged for financial and social reasons. When designing technology in this context it is important to remember not just the technical requirements but also the effects of stigma and other such contextual factors. NGOs play a key role in the dissemination of awareness and treatment. Thus the outreach workers at the NGO are an important aspect of connecting with the PLHIV. This project is the result of ethnographic research work done over summer '16 and spring '17.

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