White Papers

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Actigraphy Monitoring Wearables in Clinical Trials: Overcoming Barriers to Adoption & Strategies for Successful Technology Implementation

  • March 13, 2018

In this white paper, ActiGraph experts will discuss several common perceived barriers to actigraphy adoption and identify strategies to help sponsors develop a successful technology implementation plan and navigate the common challenges that can derail any mHealth data collection initiative, including: Data quality and meaningful interpretation Adoption costs and uncertain ...


Scaling and Correcting Accelerometer Data Affected by 16CPAN03

  • November 8, 2016

In March of 2016, ActiGraph identified an issue that caused a data anomaly (raw data attenuation) on wGT3X-BT activity monitor units shipped between November 7, 2013 and March 24, 2014 which had collected data with firmware versions 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.6.0 or 1.7.0. In order to minimize the impact on academic publications which rely on data from these units, ...


ActiGraph White Paper: IMU Data

  • May 5, 2015

ActiGraph has recently released the ActiGraph GT9X Link, which contains an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU sensors and data output units of measure are listed in Table 1 below.


ActiGraph White Paper: Accelerometer Technologies, Specifications, and Limitations

  • August 1, 2013

Technology advances and manufacturing efficiency improvements have drastically increased the options and flexibility available to users of accelerometer-based products. These advancements have led to confusion among activity monitor users, and many have been led to believe that device output normalization is an obvious and easy step. In truth, there are ...


ActiGraph White Paper: Low Frequency Extension Filter

  • January 25, 2012

ActiGraph's new low frequency extension filter option now allows users to capture data previously unavailable. By adjusting filter criteria to allow more data to be retained in low activity and/or low frequency environments, elderly or other slow moving subjects can be studied. This filter significantly improves response to both ...


ActiGraph White Paper: Actigraphy Sleep Scoring Algorithms

  • August 26, 2010

At present there are two algorithms that are primarily used to perform sleep scoring on actigraphy data captured by ActiGraph devices. These are the Cole-Kripke1 algorithm and the Sadeh2 algorithm.


ActiGraph White Paper: Estimating Human Position with the ActiGraph GT3X Triaxial Activity Monitor

  • March 13, 2009

With the introduction of 3-axis accelerometers, it is now possible to expand beyond gross measurement of physical activity and classify activity types. The ActiGraph GT3X Triaxial Activity Monitor takes a first step in this direction with an inclinometer feature that indicates whether a subject is standing, sitting or lying ...


ActiGraph White Paper: What is a Count?

  • May 19, 2008

ActiGraph routinely fields questions and inquiries regarding the definition of a ‘count’, the unit of measure for activity for ActiGraph’s monitors. Users are concerned about the ambiguity of this term and how it relates to the physical world. Although the origin of the term ‘count’ is unknown in its ...

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