Duration: March 2014 – December 2014

Background

There are a large number of activity trackers to measure physical activity, a few of them have the potential to measure sedentary behavior as well. In previous studies we examine(d) the validity, reliability, and/or efficacy of several devices. However, to be able to give a good advice which device is most suitable for a specific situation/setting, the evaluation of a device should -in addition to information about validity, reliability, and efficacy- also include information about the usability.

Aim

The aim of this study is to examine the usability of a number of activity trackers, including Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Lumoback, Misfit Shine, Withings Pulse, etc .

Method

More information will follow.

Output

The expected output of this project is a method for evaluating usability of activity trackers and the beginning of a database with information about validity, reliability, efficacy, and usability of activity trackers. In addition, the expected output could be added to the publication of Sit Less Research 2a.