Accuracy of off the shelf activity trackers in ambulatory settings in young and old adults:95

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dc.contributor.author Barton, John
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Tedesco, Salvatore
dc.contributor.author Sica, Marco
dc.contributor.author Crowe, Colum
dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-13T15:06:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-13T15:06:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-16
dc.identifier.citation Barton, J., Timmons, S., Tedesco, S., Sica, M., Crowe, C. and O'Flynn, B. (2019) 'Accuracy of Off the Shelf Activity Trackers in Ambulatory Settings in Young and Old Adults: 95', Age and Ageing, 48(Supplement_3), pp. iii1-iii16. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afz102.20 en
dc.identifier.volume 48 en
dc.identifier.issued Supplement_3 en
dc.identifier.startpage iii1 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-0729
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10392
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ageing/afz102.20 en
dc.description.abstract Background: Wearable technology is increasingly used to diagnose, monitor and manage neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This study aims to gain information about the views and needs of people with Parkinson’s (PwP’s) regarding wearable technology for monitoring the disease and assisting its management. Methods: The study employed a mixed methods parallel design, wherein focus-groups and questionnaires were concurrently conducted with people with PwP’s in Munster. Questionnaires and topic guides were developed with significant input from PwP’s. The participants for focus-groups were purposively sampled for variation in PD stage, age (all >50 years) and sex. Questionnaire and focus-group results were analysed together, using a pragmatic triangulation protocol. Results: Thirty-two questionnaires were completed by PwP’s. Four semi-structured focus-groups were held (n=24 participants). Participants were overall positive about wearable technology in PD, and perceived benefits in wearable technology for improved management of symptoms. Wearables should be user-friendly, have an appealing design, and demonstrate clinical usefulness. Comfort and discrete design were emphasised for greater usability. The value of sharing information between PwP’s and health professionals for improved outcomes was highlighted. PwP’s perceived that increased patient data in the form of reliable information from a wearable device may allow for more accurate management of PD. Participants also felt that a device could help increase physical activity, and potentially track compliance with medication. There was little focus on device safety and privacy/ownership of data. While participants anticipated that there may be challenges for some in wearing a device, they believed overall potential benefits would outweigh these. Conclusion: Engagement of PwP’s in the design of wearable technology is vital for the development of devices that improve the management of PD. This study will directly inform a multi-country feasibility study of wearable devices for older people, with a particular focus on the needs of PwP’s. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.relation.uri https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/48/Supplement_3/iii1/5570252
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com en
dc.subject Aging en
dc.subject Heart rate en
dc.subject Lack of exercise en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Ambulatory care facilities en
dc.subject Video recording en
dc.subject Wrist en
dc.subject Arm en
dc.subject Chest en
dc.subject Older adult en
dc.subject Young adult en
dc.subject Gold standard en
dc.subject Play behavior en
dc.subject Walking speed en
dc.subject Treadmills en
dc.subject Stairs en
dc.subject Walking aids en
dc.subject Pedometer en
dc.title Accuracy of off the shelf activity trackers in ambulatory settings in young and old adults:95 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Salvatore Tedesco, Tyndall Micronano Electronics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: salvatore.tedesco@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2020-08-13T15:01:48Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 531280482
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Age and Ageing en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress salvatore.tedesco@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress john.barton@tyndall.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress brendan.oflynn@tyndall.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress s.timmons@ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress marco.sica@tyndall.ie en


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