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Special Issue "Sensors for Human Physical Behaviour Monitoring"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Sensors".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 20902
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Physical behaviour;accelerometry;patterns of physical behaviour; real-world digital outcomes; event-based analysis; body-worn sensors
Interests: occupational physical activity; physical behaviour; accelerometry; heart rate monitoring;posture;physical behaviour classifications
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Special Issue Information
The understanding and quantification of free-living physical behaviours are important not only for determining the relationship between these behaviours and health but also in planning interventions and developing public health messages. Physical behaviour comprises free-living activities whose patterns reflect the response to a range of factors and constraints. These can be external influences (e.g., from vocational or environmental), health-related, or free choice. It is proposed that the type of activities (with their associated movements) and the choice of when these are performed, i.e., their patterns in time, are the building blocks of free-living physical behaviour. Using a range of body-worn and environmental sensors, we can now robustly classify an increasing number of these activities (lying, sitting, standing, walking, car transportation, cycling etc.). Using a range of sophisticated techniques, we are also able to quantify the pattern of these activities. Quantifying and understanding these patterns provide insights into behaviour on an individual and population level, and this will have a transformational impact on both epidemiological studies and clinical research.
Prof. Malcolm Granat
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- physical behaviour
- physical activity
- sedentary behaviour
- postural transitions
- magnetometer validation
- machine learning