Academic Research

ActiGraph monitoring solutions have been used in thousands of academic research and large-scale population health studies around the world to objectively measure the physical activity, mobility, sedentary behavior, and sleep of study participants in real-world and laboratory settings.

A Global Leader in Physical Activity Measurement

ActiGraph ambulatory monitoring hardware and software solutions have been used for nearly 25 years to objectively quantify the physical activity, mobility, and sleep behavior for participants in thousands of large-scale academic health research, epidemiology, and disease studies involving conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, CNS diseases, and sleep disorders.*

* ActiGraph products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Accurate, Reliable &
Innovative Technology

ActiGraph activity monitors have undergone extensive independent validation testing and are consistently rated among the most accurate and reliable devices of their kind. As digital technologies evolve at lightning speed, we strive to deliver innovative new features and tools that maximize research capabilities and streamline workflows, while preserving our scientifically validated core measurement technology.

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Powerful, Flexible & Robust
Software Platform

ActiGraph offers the flexibility of two software platforms to meet differing requirements and research objectives of our academic clients.

Developed in collaboration with the academic research community, our flagship ActiLife desktop software features a wide selection of independently developed and validated scoring algorithms and data processing tools. ActiLife provides users with maximum analytic flexibility and processing power to handle large volumes of high resolution raw actigraphy data with ease.

ActiGraph's CentrePoint technology platform leverages cloud, wireless, and mobile technologies to solve many of the practical and logistical challenges associated with large scale, multi-site studies. Studies are preconfigured to simplify deployment and reduce setup errors, and participant data can be uploaded remotely to the cloud, providing the research team with real-time information about wear compliance, activity and sleep behaviors, and overall study progress.


Global Data Comparability

As the most widely used research-grade accelerometry monitoring system in the world, deployment of ActiGraph solutions within your research protocol ensures that collected data are comparable with hundreds of large scale, high profile global studies and pooled accelerometry databanks, including the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the Raine Study, the Women’s Health Study, the NAKO German National Cohort Study, and the International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD).

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We measure our success by the success of our clients. Our experienced team of Account Managers and Product Support Specialists provide our academic research clients with guidance, recommendations, and individualized support from initial purchasing decisions and order fulfillment through technology deployment and data analysis.