Researchers find they monitor some activity more accurately than others
Wearable devices are all the rage these days, promising to monitor physical activity, sleep, and other types of human movement.
In the past, personal air pollution monitors like this one would have only been able to measure the dose of pollution over the full period the person was wearing it; the MicroPEM (which is made by the research company RTI International) can log data
BACKGROUND: As technology increasingly becomes an integral part of everyday life, many individuals are choosing to use wearable technology such as activity trackers to monitor their daily physical activity and other health-related goals....
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International and Validic have partnered to optimize consumer wearable and health sensor data for research.
This study will provide insight into the data collection procedures surrounding consumer wearable devices and could serve as the future foundation for other studies deploying consumer wearable devices in educational settings.
BACKGROUND: Consumer-wearable activity trackers are electronic devices used for monitoring fitness- and other health-related metrics. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize the evidence for validity and reliability of popular...
Health monitoring devices of the future will not just be biometric tracking devices or journaling apps or detection and alerting systems, but all of the above as part of one comprehensive solution.