A Literature Review of Wearable Technologies used to assess Physical Activity Intensity among Individuals with Neurological Conditions.

Abstract

Background: Wearable sensors provide a new way to monitor free-living physical activity (PA). However, the validity of wearables to assess PA among individuals with neurological conditions has not been well-described.

Aim: To compare validity of consumer and research grade wearables by PA intensity metrics, including energy expenditure and step counts, among adults living with neurological conditions.

Methods: This review explored relevant studies utilizing consumer and research grade wearables published within the last ten years.

Main Findings: ActivPal is the only wearable with documented measures of validity for assessing PA intensity in neurologic populations via METS and step count rates.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Denise Peters

Secondary Mentor Name

Nancy Gell

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Program/Major

Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science

Primary Research Category

Health Sciences

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A Literature Review of Wearable Technologies used to assess Physical Activity Intensity among Individuals with Neurological Conditions.

Background: Wearable sensors provide a new way to monitor free-living physical activity (PA). However, the validity of wearables to assess PA among individuals with neurological conditions has not been well-described.

Aim: To compare validity of consumer and research grade wearables by PA intensity metrics, including energy expenditure and step counts, among adults living with neurological conditions.

Methods: This review explored relevant studies utilizing consumer and research grade wearables published within the last ten years.

Main Findings: ActivPal is the only wearable with documented measures of validity for assessing PA intensity in neurologic populations via METS and step count rates.