Research Database

73 results for "Activity and Technology"

Observational Study of a Wearable Sensor and Smartphone Application Supporting Unsupervised Exercises to Assess Pain and Stiffness

  • Published on Sept. 2018

Background: Evaluation of pain and stiffness in patients with arthritis is largely based on participants retrospectively reporting their self-perceived pain/stiffness. This is subjective and may not accurately reflect the true impact of therapeutic interventions. We now have access to sensor-based systems to continuously capture objective information regarding movement and ...

Effect of ActiGraph’s low frequency extension for estimating steps and physical activity intensity

  • Published on Nov 20, 2017

Abstract: This study examined the effects of the ActiGraph's (AG) low-frequency extension (LFE) filter on steps and physical activity classification in the free-living environment. Thirty-four African-American women (age, 24.5±5.2 years; BMI, 24.9±4.5 kg/m2) had daily activity measured simultaneously with an AG-GT3X+ accelerometer and a New Lifestyles NL-800 pedometer for seven ...

Impact of anatomical placement of an accelerometer on prediction of physical activity energy expenditure in lower-limb amputees

  • Published on Oct 5, 2017

Purpose: To assess the influence of the anatomical placement of a tri-axial accelerometer on the prediction of physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) in traumatic lower-limb amputees during walking and to develop valid population-specific prediction algorithms. Methods: Thirty participants, consisting of unilateral (n = 10), and bilateral (n = 10) amputees, and non-injured controls (n = 10) ...

Associations between gross motor skills and physical activity in Australian toddlers

  • Published on December 20, 2017

OBJECTIVES Physical activity can be promoted by high levels of gross motor skills. A systematic review found a positive relationship in children (3-18 years) but only few studies examined this in younger children. The aim of this study was to examine the association between gross motor skills and physical activity ...

Using accelerometers to characterize recovery after surgery in children.

  • Published on Oct 6, 2017

Background: Assessment of recovery after surgery in children remains highly subjective. However, advances in wearable technology present an opportunity for clinicians to have an objective assessment of postoperative recovery. The aims of this pilot study are to: (1) evaluate acceptability of accelerometer use in pediatric surgical patients, (2) use accelerometer data to ...

Using Bluetooth proximity sensing to determine where office workers spend time at work

  • Published on Mar 7, 2018

Background: Most wearable devices that measure movement in workplaces cannot determine the context in which people spend time. This study examined the accuracy of Bluetooth sensing (10-second intervals) via the ActiGraph GT9X Link monitor to determine location in an office setting, using two simple, bespoke algorithms. Methods: For one ...