Research Database

77 results for "Activity and Technology"

Emerging Technologies for Assessing Physical Activity Behaviors in Space and Time

  • Published on January 28, 2014

Abstract: Precise measurement of physical activity is important for health research, providing a better understanding of activity location, type, duration, and intensity. This article describes a novel suite of tools to measure and analyze physical activity behaviors in spatial epidemiology research. We use individual-level, high-resolution, objective data collected in a ...


Real-world Use of Rescue Inhaler Sensors, Electronic Symptom Questionnaires and Physical Activity Monitors in COPD

  • Published on February 18, 2019

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease characterised by airflow obstruction and other morbidities such as respiratory symptoms, reduced physical activity and frequent bronchodilator use. Recent advances in personal digital monitoring devices can permit continuous collection of these data in COPD patients, but the relationships among them ...


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 ...