1. Personal fitness trackers including FitBit, Apple Watch, and others are utilizing data visualization to present activity-monitoring data. The data may include the number of steps taken, the percent of goal achieved, count of flights of stairs, distance traveled, calories burned, and hours slept. Additionally, users can track their progress over time by viewing their performance from day to day or week to week. In a minimum of 250 words, address the following:
How can graphical perception be utilized in the design of the dashboards for fitness tracking devices?
Do you think the dashboards for fitness tracking devices are an integral aspect of fitness tracking? How do you think they motivate individuals to remain active? Explain.
2. A young woman lies unconscious in a hospital, on life support for 6 weeks. The family is told she will not improve, and has no brain activity. Her husband wants to suspend life support, and claims he is sure that is what his wife would want. Her father, her only surviving parent, wants to maintain her, believing that miracles do happen. Eventually, the courts need to decide. In 400 words, explain your position on the scenario. What document could have prevented this painful scenario? How important is it to update such documents periodically to ensure the desired needs are met and fulfilled.