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dhoover18
05-16-2007, 04:39 AM
Colleagues:



We're considering integrating accelerometers into a few studies
currently in the preliminary stages, and we're interested in learning
more about the pros and cons of these instruments currently available on
the commercial market. We have some experience using some
accelerometers for studies involving walking and running activities.
We're particularly interested in comments and insights from individuals
who have used accelerometers to measure physical activity and energy
expenditure in "atypical" activities for these devices such as swimming,
biking, etc. Insights on cost, ease of calibration, reliability,
durability, and other variables of this nature are particularly helpful.
I will compile the responses and post the summary on the listserv.
Thanks in advance,



Respectfully,



Don Hoover, PT, PhD, CSCS

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy Education

Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Road

Kansas City, MO 64110

don.hoover@rockhurst.edu

816-501-4174 (direct)

800-842-6776 ext 4174 (toll-free)