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Data analytics services for human activity research

Activity Informatics

The University of Exeter and Activinsights collaborate on measuring human physical activity and behaviour. They created Activity Informatics, a complete service for public-funded research and clinical trials that want to use wearable sensors to understand participant activity in a trial. The service is designed for health and population surveillance researchers and service providers, who currently use or would like to use wearable devices to measure lifestyle, activity and sleep. The offering includes all aspects of trial management: deploying/retrieving devices, managing data and processing digital health biomarkers.

How it works

1. Powerful data collection

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Professional wearables record participants' movement and environmental data.

2. Intelligent

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Algorithms are then used to infer information about the type, duration, and characteristics of physical behaviours that make up daily living. A wide range of digital health measures can be obtained.

3. Real-world

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The measures from the wearables have significant relevance in both general health and the clinical setting.

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Our expertise

The Activity Informatics service is built on over 10 years of joint working in physical activity measurement in public health, where the partners have considerable shared know-how and intellectual property.

Get in touch

To find out more about how Activity Informatics can help you please contact Melvyn Hillsdon, Professor of Physical Activity and Population Health

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For more details and examples of studies Activity Informatics has worked on, watch a webinar by Joss Langford (Activinsights' CTO and Founder) and Melvyn Hillsdon.