BioMed Research International

Advances in Long Term Physical Behaviour Monitoring


Publishing date
11 Mar 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Oct 2015

1Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

2Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

3Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

4École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland


Advances in Long Term Physical Behaviour Monitoring

Description

Physical behaviour can be described as actions performed by an individual throughout the day, for example, sleep, exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour, and also include negative events such as falls. Body-worn sensors and connected objects now enable tracking of physical behaviour over extended periods of time and the technology and the application of it still proceed to develop. Monitoring of physical behaviour during daily life helps broadening our understanding of age-related and/or neurological decline; it can be used to monitor longitudinal changes, inform tailored interventions, and assess effect of interventions as well as facilitating development of patient-centred outcome.

We invite papers that stimulate the continuing efforts to better understand physical behaviour as part of preventive health care and rehabilitation. We are looking for studies of a reasonable size that provide in depth understanding of methodological issues of measurement, analysis, visualisation, inference, and deployment and how the technology can be used to improve decision making and self-management in patients. Articles could be original papers based on observational or experimental study designs or be review studies. Validation studies do not fall within the scope of the call. The papers need to be based on objective long term monitoring of physical behaviour.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative use of existing technology
  • The advantages of combing multiple technologies and sensors
  • Data analysis and management and data protection issues
  • Development and description of new activity features
  • Application and integration of objective monitoring in health care
  • Studies demonstrating how the technologies can be used to improve rehabilitation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6745760
  • - Editorial

Advances in Long Term Physical Behaviour Monitoring

Jorunn L. Helbostad | Lorenzo Chiari | ... | Kamiar Aminian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3261567
  • - Research Article

Mobility in Old Age: Capacity Is Not Performance

Eleftheria Giannouli | Otmar Bock | ... | Wiebren Zijlstra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3703745
  • - Research Article

Could In-Home Sensors Surpass Human Observation of People with Parkinson’s at High Risk of Falling? An Ethnographic Study

Emma Stack | Rachel King | ... | Ann Ashburn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4856506
  • - Research Article

Behavioral Periodicity Detection from 24 h Wrist Accelerometry and Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk and Health-Related Quality of Life

Matthew P. Buman | Feiyan Hu | ... | Dana R. Epstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 910259
  • - Research Article

Quantification of Outdoor Mobility by Use of Accelerometer-Measured Physical Behaviour

Kristin Taraldsen | Malcolm H. Granat | Jorunn L. Helbostad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 907482
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Monitoring of Physical Behavior Reveals Different Cardiac Responses to Physical Activity among Subjects with and without Chronic Neck Pain

David M. Hallman | Svend Erik Mathiassen | Eugene Lyskov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 402596
  • - Research Article

The Discriminant Value of Phase-Dependent Local Dynamic Stability of Daily Life Walking in Older Adult Community-Dwelling Fallers and Nonfallers

Espen A. F. Ihlen | Aner Weiss | ... | Jeffrey M. Hausdorff
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