Wearable Activity Monitors

Wearable Mi Band

How accurate are wearable physical activity monitors?

We are looking for participants to join a research study that aims to establish the accuracy of a novel wearable physical activity monitoring system for adults (> 70 years old).

You may be eligible if you:

  • are between the ages of 70-90 years old
  • have no trouble walking up and down stairs
  • are fluent in English
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing

The study will ask you to make two 45-minute visits to our lab at the University of Victoria. At each visit, we will ask you to perform a series of simple physical movements like walking up and down stairs, walking on a treadmill and on a track while wearing an activity tracker. We will also record video of you doing the tasks because it is important that we can compare the steps you actually make to those recorded by the activity tracker.

You will be compensated $20 per lab visit, totalling $40.

You can call us at 250-721-8392 or us to find out more.