Research Database

64 results for "Activity and Technology"

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 ...


Calibration of the global physical activity questionnaire to Accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary behavior

  • Published on March 27, 2018

Background Self-report questionnaires are a valuable method of physical activity measurement in public health research; however, accuracy is often lacking. The purpose of this study is to improve the validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire by calibrating it to 7 days of accelerometer measured physical activity and sedentary behavior. Methods ...


Estimating Energy Expenditure with ActiGraph GT9X Inertial Measurement Unit.

  • Published on May 2018

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore whether gyroscope and magnetometer data from the ActiGraph GT9X improved accelerometer-based predictions of energy expenditure (EE). Methods: Thirty participants (mean ± SD: age, 23.0 ± 2.3 yr; body mass index, 25.2 ± 3.9 kg·m) volunteered to complete the study. Participants wore five GT9X monitors (right ...


Using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Oct 2017

Background/Aim: Web 2.0 internet technology has great potential in promoting physical activity. This trial investigated the effectiveness of a Web 2.0-based intervention on physical activity behaviour, and the impact on website usage and engagement. Methods: 504 (328 women, 126 men) insufficiently active adult participants were randomly allocated to one of two web-based interventions ...


Increases in Use and Activity Due to Urban Renewal: Effect of a Natural Experiment.

  • Published on Sep 2017

Introduction: Urban green space and other recreational facilities are associated with physical activity. For adolescents living in multistory housing, public outdoor spaces that support physical activity may play an important role in activity promotion strategies. However, stronger evidence for a relation between the built environment and adolescent physical activity is ...


Youth Oriented Activity Trackers: Comprehensive Laboratory- and Field-Based Validation

  • Published on Jul 19, 2017

Background: Commercial activity trackers are growing in popularity among adults and some are beginning to be marketed to children. There is, however, a paucity of independent research examining the validity of these devices to detect physical activity of different intensity levels. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine ...



Comparison of two accelerometers for measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour

  • Published on May 12, 2017

Purpose: A central aspect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour research is accurate exposure assessment in the context of disease outcomes. The primary objectives of this study were to evaluate the convergent validity and test-retest reliability of the ActiGraph GT3X+ and activPAL3 accelerometers. Methods: Participants from the Breast Cancer ...


Validity of treadmill- and track-based individual calibration methods for estimating free-living walking speed and VO2 using the Actigraph accelerometer

  • Published on Nov 25, 2015

Background: For many patients clinical prescription of walking will be beneficial to health and accelerometers can be used to monitor their walking intensity, frequency and duration over many days. Walking intensity should include establishment of individual specific accelerometer count, walking speed and energy expenditure (VO2) relationships and this can be ...