accelerometry

accelerometry

[ak‚sel·ə′räm·ə·drē]
(industrial engineering)
The quantitative determination of acceleration and deceleration in the entire human body or a part of the body in the performance of a task.
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Recent advances in the study of environmental determinants of PA have demonstrated the need of going beyond self-assessed PA reports and instead using accelerometry to assess objectively the amount of PA gained by individuals (James et al., 2016).
ActiGraph, a global leader in medical-grade activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the scientific community, provides wearable accelerometry monitors and a robust software technology platform that together form the most comprehensive data monitoring, analysis, and management solution in the industry.
Additionally, the measures collected in large population-based studies are often not objective or based on direct observational data (e.g., anthropometrics, accelerometry).
No significant between-treatment phase differences were observed in daily activity levels (5,497 versus 5,503 accelerometry units; P = 0.91), Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Clinical Summary Score (62.6 versus 61.9; P = 0.39), functional class (2.5 versus 2.5; P = 0.43), echocardiographic E/e' ratio (16.4 versus 16.6; P = 0.93), or N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide levels (520 versus 533 pg/mL; P = 0.74).
Global positioning systems (GPS) with triaxial accelerometry attached to a garment have been used to measure Playerload, which is an arbitrary unit that indicates acceleration changes instantaneously in three planes of movement.
Currently, during a countermovement jump, IAU can estimate work and power by simple and double integration of the accelerometry signal in accordance with Linthorne's math (14).
Neither accelerometry frequency, the sensitivity specified over the transducer's entire frequency range, nor acceleration, the speed of movement, was related to self-reported disability, drawing, or writing performance.
The current standard of care for monitoring neuromuscular blockade during surgery is peripheral nerve stimulation coupled with observation or accelerometry, technology that has not been improved for decades.
(28) examined the use of Fitbit One in a group of 54 women at increased risk for breast cancer, and in a 6-month randomized controlled trial reported significant weight loss of 4.4 kg and increases in MVPA of 15 min per day, measured by Actigraph accelerometry. In a smaller sample of 24 cancer survivors, Gell et al.
A widely accepted way of measuring physical activity is by accelerometry. Accelerometers measure type, frequency, duration, and intensity of physical activity.