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Title: Validation of the FitBit for Physical Activity Quantification
Authors: Gusmer, Rebecca
Keywords: School of Kinesiology
Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2012
Abstract: As a means to combat the obesity epidemic, researchers and clinicians commonly utilize accelerometers such as the ActiGraph GT1M (ActiGraph), one of the most commonly used in the field, to objectively assess and quantify physical activity1. An accelerometer is a device that measures movement and records data to characterize physical activity intensity levels to estimate calories expended2. The FitBitĀ® is a newer accelerometer that contains streamlined features and is a low cost alternative to the ActiGraph but there is limited research on the validity of this device.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/139972
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