Special Issue "Measuring Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior for the Next Decade: What Does the Future Hold?"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: exercise physiology; physical activity and energy expenditure measurement; wearable monitors; accelerometry; global positioning system; peripheral artery disease; intermittent claudication
Interests: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour assessment, risk and play in children, environmental determinants of health and wellbeing, quantitative research design and analysis
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Interests: Physical behaviors and their influence on health, particularly how time spent standing, sitting and in physical activity impact health risk in different populations. The validity and reliability of accelerometers to measure time spent in the different physical behaviours.
The use of wearable monitors for tracking health and fitness is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern life. In the last decade, we have seen a rapid increase in the number of commercially available wearable monitors, leaving the impression that almost everything is measurable at any time. The same period has also seen a proliferation of research relating to the use of wearable monitors to measure physical activity and sedentary behavior. The next generation of sensor and data science technologies provides unprecedented possibilities for assessing free-living human movement, but we need to ensure that what we choose to measure is relevant and accurate. This is of particular importance for public health, where the use of wearable monitors in the context of mHealth holds real potential for enhancing future health systems (WHO, 2011).
In this Special Issue entitled “Measuring Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior for the Next Decade: What Does the Future Hold?”, we invite you to share your work relating to the measurement of physical activity (PA) and sedentary (SED) behaviors in the context of health. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following topics:
1) Is my standard really a gold standard? The issue of the reference measures for assessing PA and SED behavior in the real-life context.
2) PA and SED behavior recognition and classification in the context of real-life: facts and flaws.
3) The demise of the activity count? Raw data in the new era of accelerometry.
4) From uni- to multi-modal assessment PA and SED behavior.
5) Scaling up the use of PA and SED behaviors assessment using wearable monitors in epidemiological research.
6) New approaches in clinical populations: moving from physical activity to physical (functional) capacity assessment.
Manuscripts that offer innovative and future-focused perspectives on these research areas will be prioritized. Review articles will be invited by the editorial team; however, authors interested in submitting an unsolicited review should first contact the Guest Editor to outline their potential topic prior to submission.
Prof. Scott Duncan
Prof. Alexis Le Faucheur
Prof. Dr. Alan Donnelly
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wearable monitors
- heart rate
- physical activity classification
- physical activity guidelines and epidemiology
- sedentary behavior
- chronic conditions