This study has been reviewed and approved by the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (#21-02-08).
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Name of Investigator(s): Dinesh John, Ph.D. and Stephen Intille. Ph.D.
Title of Project: Accelerating the development of novel methods to measure 24-hr physical behavior
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Help Northeastern University researchers learn how to accurately measure everyday behaviors using wearable sensors.
When? The study takes place over the span of a week. We can find a week that will work for you.
Where? At the Human Performance and Exercise Science Lab on the Northeastern Campus.
What? The study involves one laboratory session of four to five hours where you will do some activities, wearing sensors on your body every day as you go about your daily life for a week, and two nights of sleep wearing more sensors to measure your sleep patterns.
During the laboratory session you will be guided through some light and moderate-to-vigorous intensity activities on and around campus—with plenty of rest.
You will then wear sensors for eight days as you go about your daily life. During this time you will also wear a front-facing body-worn video camera whenever you are awake. The video camera does not record audio.
On two nights, you will visit the lab to be set-up with special sensors to measure your sleep patterns, and then you will go home and sleep with the sensors on.
Each day, you will be asked to describe what you have done during the last 24 hours in a 30-60 minute Zoom session.
At the end of the study you will return to the lab to drop off the equipment and discuss your experience.
You will receive up to $750 in compensation for your participation.
Participants must be healthy individuals between 35-85 years of age, willing and capable of participating in the laboratory session at and near the Northeastern University campus in Boston, and visiting the laboratory on three other occasions during the study.
Want to participate?
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PAAWS -- Physical Activity Assessment using Wearable Sensors