Summary: The measurement and recording of MOTOR ACTIVITY to assess rest/activity cycles.

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  1. Facco F, Grobman W, Reid K, Parker C, Hunter S, Silver R, et al. Objectively measured short sleep duration and later sleep midpoint in pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of gestational diabetes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;217:447.e1-447.e13 pubmed publisher
    ..examine the relationship between objectively assessed sleep duration, timing, and continuity (measured via wrist actigraphy) and maternal cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity specific to pregnancy...
  2. Fossion R, Rivera A, Toledo Roy J, Ellis J, Angelova M. Multiscale adaptive analysis of circadian rhythms and intradaily variability: Application to actigraphy time series in acute insomnia subjects. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181762 pubmed publisher
    ..SSA with the traditional techniques of cosinor analysis and intradaily variability using 1-week continuous actigraphy data in young adults with acute insomnia and healthy age-matched controls...
  3. Cespedes E, Hu F, Redline S, Rosner B, ALCANTARA C, Cai J, et al. Comparison of Self-Reported Sleep Duration With Actigraphy: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sueño Ancillary Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2016;183:561-73 pubmed publisher
    ..participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos who completed more than 5 nights of wrist actigraphy and reported habitual bed/wake times from 2010 to 2013...
  4. Ostrin L, Abbott K, Queener H. Attenuation of short wavelengths alters sleep and the ipRGC pupil response. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2017;37:440-450 pubmed publisher
    ..Alterations in the ipRGC-driven pupil response suggest a shift in circadian phase. Results suggest that minimising short wavelength light following sunset may help in regulating sleep patterns. ..
  5. Çalıyurt O. Role of Chronobiology as a Transdisciplinary Field of Research: Its Applications in Treating Mood Disorders. Balkan Med J. 2017;34:514-521 pubmed publisher
    ..Developments in the field of chronobiology and data obtained from chronotherapeutics may enable the development of evidence-based diagnosis and treatment in psychiatry. ..
  6. Petersen H, Kecklund G, D onofrio P, Axelsson J, Akerstedt T. Thank god it's Friday - sleep improved. J Sleep Res. 2017;26:567-571 pubmed publisher
  7. Smith L, Kipps C, Aggio D, Fox P, Robinson N, Trend V, et al. Camden active spaces: does the construction of active school playgrounds influence children's physical activity levels? A longitudinal quasi-experiment protocol. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e005729 pubmed
    ..The results of this study will be disseminated through peer-review publications and scientific presentations. Ethical approval was obtained through the University College London Research Ethics Committee (Reference number: 4400/002). ..
  8. Kurita S, Yano S, Ishii K, Shibata A, Sasai H, Nakata Y, et al. Comparability of activity monitors used in Asian and Western-country studies for assessing free-living sedentary behaviour. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186523 pubmed publisher
    ..For breaks from sedentary time, compared to the AP, both the GT3X+ the ASP can overestimate...
  9. Ju Y, Ooms S, Sutphen C, Macauley S, Zangrilli M, Jerome G, et al. Slow wave sleep disruption increases cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-? levels. Brain. 2017;140:2104-2111 pubmed publisher
    ..Seventeen healthy adults (age 35-65 years) without sleep disorders underwent 5-14 days of actigraphy, followed by slow wave activity disruption during polysomnogram, and cerebrospinal fluid collection the ..

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  1. Bernert R, Hom M, Iwata N, Joiner T. Objectively Assessed Sleep Variability as an Acute Warning Sign of Suicidal Ideation in a Longitudinal Evaluation of Young Adults at High Suicide Risk. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017;78:e678-e687 pubmed publisher
    ..Ninety-six percent of participants (n = 48) endorsed a suicide attempt history. Mean actigraphy values revealed objectively disturbed sleep parameters; 78% (n = 39) and 36% (n = 18) endorsed clinically ..
  2. Walaszek R, Chwała W, Walaszek K, Burdacki M, Błaszczuk J. Evaluation of the accuracy of the postural stability measurement with the Y-Balance Test based on the levels of the biomechanical parameters. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2017;19:121-128 pubmed
    ..The extracted factor structure points to a hybrid structure of the Y-Balance Test and shows its accuracy in the measurements of the lower limb joint mobility and strength performance of knee joint extensors. ..
  3. Lawlor D, Peters T, Howe L, Noble S, Kipping R, Jago R. The Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) school-based cluster randomised controlled trial protocol: detailed statistical analysis plan. Trials. 2013;14:234 pubmed publisher
    ..Its publication will ensure that analyses are in accordance with an a priori plan related to the trial objectives and not driven by knowledge of the data. ISRCTN50133740. ..
  4. Lee J, Robinovitch S, Park E. Inertial sensing-based pre-impact detection of falls involving near-fall scenarios. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2015;23:258-66 pubmed publisher
  5. Shum H, Ho E, Jiang Y, Takagi S. Real-time posture reconstruction for Microsoft Kinect. IEEE Trans Cybern. 2013;43:1357-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Experimental results show that our method can significantly improve the quality of the recognized posture under severely occluded environments, such as a person exercising with a basketball or moving in a small room. ..
  6. Eggermont L, Blankevoort C, Scherder E. Walking and night-time restlessness in mild-to-moderate dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Age Ageing. 2010;39:746-9 pubmed publisher
  7. Han J, Shao L, Xu D, Shotton J. Enhanced computer vision with Microsoft Kinect sensor: a review. IEEE Trans Cybern. 2013;43:1318-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we give an overview of the challenges in this field and future research trends. This paper is expected to serve as a tutorial and source of references for Kinect-based computer vision researchers. ..
  8. Han K, Wang P. Validity of Research-Grade Actigraphy Unit for Measuring Exercise Intensity. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, the actigraph validity for measuring PA intensity while strolling and jogging remains debatable. ..
  9. Grunerbl A, Muaremi A, Osmani V, Bahle G, Ohler S, Troster G, et al. Smartphone-based recognition of states and state changes in bipolar disorder patients. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2015;19:140-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper furthermore outlines the applicability of this system in the physician-patient relations in order to facilitate the life and treatment of bipolar patients. ..
  10. Spira A, Stone K, Redline S, Ensrud K, Ancoli Israel S, Cauley J, et al. Actigraphic Sleep Duration and Fragmentation in Older Women: Associations With Performance Across Cognitive Domains. Sleep. 2017;40: pubmed publisher
    ..4) of varied cognitive status from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures who completed wrist actigraphy and the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS), California Verbal Learning Test-II-Short Form, digit span, ..
  11. Zuurbier L, Luik A, Hofman A, Franco O, Van Someren E, Tiemeier H. Fragmentation and stability of circadian activity rhythms predict mortality: the Rotterdam study. Am J Epidemiol. 2015;181:54-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated whether 24-hour activity rhythms and sleep characteristics independently predicted mortality. Actigraphy was used to determine the stability and fragmentation of the 24-hour activity rhythm in 1,734 persons (aged 45-..
  12. Domingues A, Paiva T, Sanches J. Hypnogram and sleep parameter computation from activity and cardiovascular data. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014;61:1711-9 pubmed publisher
    ..NREM) sleep percentages are automatically estimated from physiological (ECG and respiration) and behavioral (Actigraphy) nocturnal data...
  13. Keawutan P, Bell K, Oftedal S, Ware R, Stevenson R, Davies P, et al. Longitudinal physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool-aged children with cerebral palsy across all functional levels. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017;59:852-857 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate longitudinal changes of habitual physical activity (HPA) and sedentary time in children with cerebral palsy (CP) aged 1 year 6 months to 5 years across all functional abilities...
  14. Fowler P, Paul D, Tomazoli G, Farooq A, Akenhead R, Taylor L. Evidence of sub-optimal sleep in adolescent Middle Eastern academy soccer players which is exacerbated by sleep intermission proximal to dawn. Eur J Sport Sci. 2017;17:1110-1118 pubmed publisher
    ..west of home) including three discrete matches, sleep was assessed pre- (PRE) and post-match (POST) via wrist actigraphy. Retrospective actigraphy analysis identified sleep characteristics, including if players experienced a sleep ..
  15. Patel S, Miller B, Kosiorek H, Parish J, Lyng P, Krahn L. The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017;92:1368-1372 pubmed publisher
    ..The mean ± SD age of the dogs was 5±3 years and weight was 15±13 kg. Mean ± SD actigraphy data showed 475±101 minutes in bed, 404±99 minutes total sleep time, 81%±7% sleep efficiency, and 71±35 ..
  16. von Luhmann A, Wabnitz H, Sander T, Muller K. M3BA: A Mobile, Modular, Multimodal Biosignal Acquisition Architecture for Miniaturized EEG-NIRS-Based Hybrid BCI and Monitoring. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2017;64:1199-1210 pubmed publisher
  17. Van Domelen D, Koster A, Harris T. Accelerometer nonwear algorithms: optimizing parameters for both wear states. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43:932; author reply 933 pubmed publisher
  18. Fernandez Luque L, Singh M, Ofli F, Mejova Y, Weber I, Aupetit M, et al. Implementing 360° Quantified Self for childhood obesity: feasibility study and experiences from a weight loss camp in Qatar. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017;17:37 pubmed publisher
    ..Over 50 children (9-12 years old) and parents used a wide range of technologies, including wearable sensors (actigraphy), mobile and social media (WhatsApp and Instagram) to collect data related to physical activity and food, that ..
  19. Bourelle S, Dey N, Sifaki Pistolla D, Berge B, Gautheron V, Cottalorda J, et al. Computerized static posturography and laterality in children. Influence of age. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2017;19:129-139 pubmed
    ..Age seemed to be a determinant for these outcomes. Maturation of the vestibular at the ages of 6 or 7 years might explain the observed differences between the youngest children and olderchildren. ..
  20. Hanish A, Lin Dyken D, Han J. PROMIS Sleep Disturbance and Sleep-Related Impairment in Adolescents: Examining Psychometrics Using Self-Report and Actigraphy. Nurs Res. 2017;66:246-251 pubmed publisher
    ..1.0; 8b) questionnaires were completed, and sleep patterns were assessed using actigraphy. Total scores on the three sleep questionnaires were correlated (all Spearman's r > .70, p < .001)...
  21. Ong J, Manber R, Segal Z, Xia Y, Shapiro S, Wyatt J. A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for chronic insomnia. Sleep. 2014;37:1553-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Objective sleep measures were derived from laboratory polysomnography and wrist actigraphy. Linear mixed models showed that those receiving a meditation-based intervention (MBSR or MBTI) had ..
  22. Carvalhaes M, Martiniano A, Malta M, Takito M, Benício M. [Physical activity in pregnant women receiving care in primary health care units]. Rev Saude Publica. 2013;47:958-67 pubmed
    ..Less frequent intake of healthy foods was found to be a risk factor, therefore suggesting a cluster of health risk factors. ..
  23. Stone E, Skubic M. Unobtrusive, continuous, in-home gait measurement using the Microsoft Kinect. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013;60:2925-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Potential applications and future work are discussed. ..
  24. Gavrila A, Hood S, Robinson B, Amir S. Effects of bilateral anterior agranular insula lesions on food anticipatory activity in rats. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179370 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these findings suggest that the AICa contributes to the network of brain regions involved in FAA...
  25. Grima N, Rajaratnam S, Mansfield D, Sletten T, Spitz G, Ponsford J. Efficacy of melatonin for sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Med. 2018;16:8 pubmed publisher
    ..23). With respect to the secondary outcomes, melatonin supplementation increased sleep efficiency on actigraphy, and vitality and mental health on the SF-36 v1 questionnaire (p ≤ 0.05 for each)...
  26. Doering J, Szabo A, Goyal D, Babler E. Sleep Quality and Quantity in Low-Income Postpartum Women. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2017;42:166-172 pubmed publisher
    ..Objective sleep/wake patterns were measured by 72-hour wrist actigraphy at 4 and 8 weeks. Mean sample age was 25 years, high school educated with 3.1 children...
  27. Abildsnes E, Rohde G, Berntsen S, Stea T. Fun, influence and competence-a mixed methods study of prerequisites for high school students' participation in physical education. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:241 pubmed publisher
    ..Program evaluation revealed that both groups of students valued competent PE teachers and having influence on the content of the PE program. ..
  28. Moy M, Collins R, Martinez C, Kadri R, Roman P, Holleman R, et al. An Internet-Mediated Pedometer-Based Program Improves Health-Related Quality-of-Life Domains and Daily Step Counts in COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Chest. 2015;148:128-137 pubmed publisher
    ..005). An Internet-mediated, pedometer-based walking program can improve domains of HRQL and daily step counts at 4 months in people with COPD. Clinical; No.: NCT01102777; URL: ..
  29. Telford R, Telford R, Cunningham R, Cochrane T, Davey R, Waddington G. Longitudinal patterns of physical activity in children aged 8 to 12 years: the LOOK study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013;10:81 pubmed publisher
  30. Martin J, Song Y, Hughes J, Jouldjian S, Dzierzewski J, Fung C, et al. A Four-Session Sleep Intervention Program Improves Sleep for Older Adult Day Health Care Participants: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Sleep. 2017;40: pubmed publisher
    ..and health assessments at baseline, post-treatment and 4-months follow-up that included 3 days/nights of wrist actigraphy, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)...
  31. Trivedi M, Holger D, Bui A, Craddock T, Tartar J. Short-term sleep deprivation leads to decreased systemic redox metabolites and altered epigenetic status. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181978 pubmed publisher
    ..There were no significant correlations between self-reported or actigraphy-measured sleep and the biochemical measurements, strongly indicating that prior sleep behavior did not have any ..
  32. Smith McLallen A, Heller D, Vernisi K, Gulick D, Cruz S, Snyder R. Comparative Effectiveness of Two Walking Interventions on Participation, Step Counts, and Health. Am J Health Promot. 2017;31:119-127 pubmed publisher
    ..An enhanced walking program significantly increases participation rates and daily step counts, which were associated with weight loss and reductions in body mass index. ..
  33. Rémond M, Stewart S, Carrington M, Marwick T, Kingwell B, Meikle P, et al. Better Indigenous Risk stratification for Cardiac Health study (BIRCH) protocol: rationale and design of a cross-sectional and prospective cohort study to identify novel cardiovascular risk indicators in Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Island. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17:228 pubmed publisher
    ..mass and strain via echocardiography, sleep disordered breathing and quality via home-based polysomnography or actigraphy respectively, and plasma lipidomic profiles via mass spectrometry...
  34. Fonseca P, Weysen T, Goelema M, Møst E, Radha M, Lunsingh Scheurleer C, et al. Validation of Photoplethysmography-Based Sleep Staging Compared With Polysomnography in Healthy Middle-Aged Adults. Sleep. 2017;40: pubmed publisher
    ..PPG) combined with body movements measured with an accelerometer, with polysomnography (PSG) and actigraphy. Using wrist-worn PPG to analyze heart rate variability and an accelerometer to measure body movements, sleep ..
  35. Hall W, Moynihan M, Bhagat R, Wooldridge J. Relationships between parental sleep quality, fatigue, cognitions about infant sleep, and parental depression pre and post-intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017;17:104 pubmed publisher
    ..Parental doubts about managing infant sleep and difficulties with setting sleep limits require attention in interventions. ..
  36. Case M, Burwick H, Volpp K, Patel M. Accuracy of smartphone applications and wearable devices for tracking physical activity data. JAMA. 2015;313:625-6 pubmed publisher
  37. Duclos C, Dumont M, Blais H, Paquet J, Laflamme E, De Beaumont L, et al. Rest-Activity Cycle Disturbances in the Acute Phase of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014;28:472-82 pubmed publisher
    ..aim of the present study was to document rest-activity cycle consolidation in acute moderate/severe TBI using actigraphy and to assess its association with injury severity and outcome. In all, 16 hospitalized patients (27.1 ± 11...
  38. Videnovic A, Klerman E, Wang W, Marconi A, Kuhta T, Zee P. Timed Light Therapy for Sleep and Daytime Sleepiness Associated With Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2017;74:411-418 pubmed publisher
    ..Light therapy (LT), a widely available treatment modality in sleep medicine, has not been systematically studied in the PD population...