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Author Bussmann, J. B. J. ♦ Martens, W. L. J. ♦ Tulen, J. H. M. ♦ Schasfoort, F. C. ♦ Berg Emons, H. J. G. ♦ Stam, H. J.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology
Subject Keyword Cognitive Psychology
Abstract Advanced ambulatory systems that measure aspects of overt human behavior during normal daily life have become feasible, owing to developments in data recording and sensor technology. One such instrument is the Activity Monitor (AM). This paper provides a technical description of the AM and information about its validity and current applications. The AM is based on ambulatory accelerometry, the aim of which is to assess postures and motions for long-term (>24-h) measurement periods during normal daily life. Accelerometers are attached to the thighs, trunk, and lower arms, and signals are continuously stored in a digital portable recorder. In the postmeasurement analysis, postures and motions are detected by means of custom-made software programs. Validity studies performed on different populations showed high agreement scores between the computerized and automatic AM output and the visually analyzed video recordings. The AM has so far been applied in rehabilitation, psychophysiology, and cardiology but has many possibilities in behavioral research.
ISSN 07433808
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15325970
Journal Behavior Research Methods
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 3
Page Count 8
Starting Page 349
Ending Page 356


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