Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake monitoring solutions for the global research community, announced today that Dr. David R. Bassett has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Bassett is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“We are honored that Dr. Bassett has joined the ActiGraph Scientific Advisory Board. As an internationally renowned expert in the field of objective physical activity measurement techniques, Dr. Bassett brings an extraordinary amount of practical experience and valuable insight to the group,” said Jeff Arnett, CEO of ActiGraph.
A professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Bassett teaches courses in Exercise Physiology, Fitness Testing & Exercise Prescription, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Human Obesity. His primary research interest is in the measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure in humans, using objective methods. He and his colleagues have studied the validity and reliability of accelerometers, pedometers, and heart rate monitors, and they have developed new methods of assessing physical activity. In many of these studies, respiratory gas exchange is used to measure energy expenditure; this provides a convenient “gold standard” for comparison purposes. Dr. Bassett has explored relationships between physical activity and body weight, blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors. He collaborates with researchers in the fields of public health and transportation planning to study the relationships between active transportation and health. Dr. Bassett is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology, and he serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Ph
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