Measurement of Physical Behaviour
The theme aims to promote and facilitate the study and applications of objective measurement and quantification of free-living physical behaviour(s) and related constructs using body-worn devices. The group has been developing event-based analysis techniques and outcome measures for the quantification of free-living physical behaviours. Collaborations with clinicians and health practitioners allow this research to be applied across varied populations where the benefits of physical activity to health are of key importance. Outcomes measures based on physical activity patterns are being developed to quantify the effectiveness of interventions in a wide range of clinical groups. These techniques are also being used to enhance our understanding of how physical behaviours affect our health.
We have a multidisciplinary focus to support this work, including engineering, signal analysis, clinical sciences. Members of this theme have well over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and we have been instrumental in setting up the new International Scientific Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (www.ismpb.org) and a new journal (the Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour).
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