VALIDATION OF ACTICAL© PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR

FUNDING SOURCE: Mini Mitter Respironics, Inc., 2005-2007

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Steven P. Hooker, PhD

Data collected with an accelerometer was compared to data gathered via indirect calorimetry to create algorithms that can be used in subsequent accelerometer studies. The results allow researchers to calculate accurately the total and physical activity energy expenditure in older white and African American adults.

PRESENTATION:
Feeney A, Pfeiffer KA, McIver K, Vena JE, LaMonte MJ, Blair SN, Hooker SP. Validation of the Actical® accelerometer for assessing physical activity in obese and non-obese middle-aged adults. Obesity Society's 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting; 2007 October; New Orleans, LA.