Assessing bouts of activity using modeled clinically validated physical activity on commodity hardware

Caitlin Barrett, Gregory Dominick, Kyle N. Winfree

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Abstract

Human activity can be measured through identification of bouts of activity. The Freedson cut point method used by ActiGraph has become one very common and well accepted standard for estimating times of continuous moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). However, such methods do not directly apply to other data sources such as the Fitbit Flex, a wrist worn wireless pedometer. In previous research by the authors, a model was presented to improve the estimates of physical activity (PA) level in the Fitbit devices. This paper considers the estimates of activity bouts, building on the modeled PA level from the Fitbit Flex as compared to the results from the ActiGraph GT3X. The purpose of this paper is to compare the 'gold standard' ActiGraph to modeled Fitbit Freedson methods and to establish normative values of expected errors in bout detection between the two devices and methods, both of which are proxy methods aimed at measuring actual physical activity levels. Here we compare bout identification using three measures, the ActiGraph Freedson method, Fitbit Intensity Score, and the modeled Fitbit Freedson using three different outcomes. First, we compare a baseline of per subject per day number and duration of bouts from an ActiGraph GT3X to the results found from using the same methods on the Intensity Score reported by Fitbit and the modeled Fitbit Freedson method. Next, we compare the difference in duration of bouts identified in each data source matched according to similar start and end times. Finally, we compare the bouts found from the three methods to bouts identified in a self report diary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages269-272
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041794
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2017
Event4th IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Feb 16 2017Feb 19 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017

Conference

Conference4th IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period2/16/172/19/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering

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