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Impact of a bed potato lifestyle on mental and physical health

Bed potato: the new lifestyle trend? Most people are familiar with the term “coach potato”.  “Bed potato” may be the new lifestyle...

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Hospital Fit – Wearable technology that will change physical therapy

About Hospital Fit Hospital Fit is an app (application) for smartphones, Android and iOS, which is designed for therapists and patients in...

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Physical activity monitoring? We have a solution!

Research & Development Looking for a sensor to measure physical activity? The MOX1 and MOX3 are validated accelerometer-based activity...

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Wearable sensors for Parkinson’s disease and Essential tremor

‘Sensory’ dot on the horizon Taking the step in transforming public health, the Maastricht University Medical Center+ started a...

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The Science of Falling in Judo

With the advancement of technology, sports scientists and coaches are finding new ways to study and improve their athletes’...

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Commercial Activity Trackers Fall Short for Patients with Chronic Illness

Commercially available activity trackers have gained popularity as a self-regulation strategy to adhere to healthy lifestyle behaviours by...

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Understanding the role of arm support device in people with muscle dystrophy using accelerometers

The goal of arm support devices in people with muscle dystrophy is to support them during activities of daily life (ADL); however the use of...

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Sit Less to Improve Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing sitting time improves insulin sensitivity, 24-hour glucose levels, duration of hyperglycaemia and fasting triacylglycerol levels in...

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Use of accelerometers for physical activity monitoring in patients with non-communicable diseases

Physical inactivity is the most prevalent factor associated with chronic non-communicable diseases Physical activity and chronic...

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Indoor Physical Activity Mapping

The combination of big data from indoor positioning systems and accelerometry enables indoor physical activity mapping and allows extraction...

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Small Devices, Big Data

Sensor technology is gradually transforming public health and is becoming of increasing interest in medical and clinical...

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Do pedometers do more harm than good?

Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, Dr Greg Hager, professor of...

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Energy for life after colorectal cancer

Associations of physical activity & sedentary behavior with quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors Background Population ageing...

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EU Falls Festival 2017 – Insights on physical activity monitoring

On May 8 and 9 2017, the annual European Falls Festival was held at the Amsterdam Medical Centre, with the theme “Developing...

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Optimal placement of accelerometers for fall detection in the elderly

Fall detection in the elderlyFalls are a major public health problem in the elderly and is a leading cause of unintentional injury and...

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Quantifying free-living sedentary behaviour using activity monitors

Assessing physical activityQuantifying physical activity, or lack thereof, have been used to analyse sedentary behaviour in order to...

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Exercise Does Not Negate the Harmful Effects of Inactivity

Exercise is healthy, but an hour per day cannot fully compensate for the negative effects of excessive sitting and inactivity during the...

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