Obesity: TV Watching Up & Blood Pressure Down!

A study of BMI-defined obesity among children and adolescents in the general English population did its best to measure activity levels by questionnaire and, where it could, by acceleromtery (Coombs & Stamatakis, 2015). The study found that television viewing, and not other forms of objectively measured or questionnaire-based sedentary time, was associated with obesity in… Read More


Accelerometry & Loaded Marches!

Research Paper Title Real Time Gait Pattern Classification from Chest Worn Accelerometry during a Loaded Road March. Background Accelerometers, whether in smart phones or wearable physiological monitoring systems are becoming widely used to identify movement and activities of free living individuals. Although there has been much work in applying computationally intensive methods to this problem,… Read More

Accelerometers & The Postman!

Research Paper Title The Feasibility of Rapid Baseline Objective Physical Activity Measurement in a Natural Experimental Study of a Commuting Population. Background Studies of the effects of environmental interventions on physical activity should include valid measures of physical activity before and after the intervention. Baseline data collection can be difficult when the timetable for introduction… Read More