What the heck is an Actigraph?

By | May 4th, 2014|Wearable devices|

If you are interested in tracking physical activity you have likely heard of the Nike Fuel Band, the Fitbit, and Garmin watches. These are examples of consumer grade activity monitors. However, in the rapidly expanding world of physical activity research we generally do not use Fuel Bands or Fitbits to assess outcomes of clinical trials [...]

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Review of the Nike+ Fuelband

By | March 26th, 2014|Wearable devices|

I consider myself a relatively normal person, despite what my wife says. I sort of exercise regularly and I try to move around as much as possible. So, I suspect that I am not in the key demographic for Nike Fuel Band. I think the product is aimed at young guys and girls who believe [...]

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A FITtle BIT more motivated: A practical review of the Fitbit Flex

By | March 2nd, 2014|Wearable devices|

As part of our research for Vivametrica, I purchased a Fitbit Flex - a wireless activity tracker. Well actually, I first purchased a Fitbit One but promptly lost it. The One fell off somewhere between my house and gym - the very first time I wore it, leading me to doubt the practicality of the [...]

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What in the World is Happening with Wearables?

By | January 7th, 2014|Wearable devices|

In the year or so that we have been working on a start-up focused on activity monitors and health, the wearable technology space has exploded. This is supposed to be the next "Big Thing". There are estimates that the market will expand to 90-100 million devices in 2014 and that the healthcare wearable share of [...]

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