Navigation Links
BodyMedia Collaborates on Federal Health Research Study
Date:12/11/2012

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BodyMedia today announced a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch (RFMMB) that will leverage data collected by BodyMedia's wearable body monitors to study long-term patterns of physical activity and sleep to enhance assessment methods for future chronic disease research. BodyMedia's database will give RFMMB scientists access to a large sample of long-term, around-the-clock measurements of physical activity and sleep patterns that are unavailable from virtually any other source at the same scale and level of detail. BodyMedia analysts will also assist the RFMMB team in mining the data for patterns relevant to their research.

The data has been captured by BodyMedia armbands worn day and night by tens of thousands of consumers for weight management and research purposes. Full privacy protections will apply, with no personally identifiable information available to researchers.

Four sensors embedded in the armbands collect over 5,000 physiological readings per minute to measure physical activity duration and intensity level, steps taken, calorie burn, and sleep duration and efficiency. The continuous nature of armband use provides a comprehensive long-term picture of all daily activity ranging from formal exercise to work, household tasks and transportation.

Researchers will use the data to explore long-term activity patterns and the impact of features such as frequency, duration, intensity and type of physical activity and sleep on behavior maintenance and change. Findings will be used to assist in profiling long-term patterns of physical activity across age and gender groups, developing sampling methods for measuring physical activity levels in future health research and surveillance, and developing automated intervention strategies to support behavior change.

Studies consistently show that increasing physical activity reduces the risk of colon, breast and possibly other cancers, but relatively little is understood about how specific patterns or variability in physical activity, or its interaction with sleep quality and duration relate to cancer risk. Most relevant databases are too small or are based on subjective questionnaires limited to a few days or weeks of data, noted Dr. James McClain, Program Director for the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch at NCI.

"For many years, the actual on-body measurements and continuous data collection have made our body monitoring device an important resource for researchers in areas ranging from obesity to COPD, diabetes and beyond," said Christine Robins, BodyMedia CEO. "This latest collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch again demonstrates the value of our data in advancing the science of wellness and thereby potentially changing the course of individual lives."

A bibliography of research utilizing BodyMedia data is available at http://www.bodymedia.com/Professionals/Bibliography

About BodyMedia, Inc.

BodyMedia pioneered the development of wearable body monitors that collect physiological data for use in improving health, wellness and fitness. Founded in 1999, the company today provides a variety of around-the-clock on-body monitors utilizing proprietary technology that has been clinically validated for accuracy. Data captured by BodyMedia devices is used by consumers as well as health and wellness professionals to guide behavioral changes to control weight and promote an active lifestyle – two factors that are routinely cited as keys to combat and manage serious medical conditions.  BodyMedia has amassed one of the largest databases of information about the human body, and the technology has been used in more than 100 clinical research studies covering health issues such as obesity, COPD, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, cancer, bariatrics, sleep and intensive care. BodyMedia is privately held and based in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit www.bodymedia.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BodyMedia
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. BodyMedia Body Monitors Climb Mount Everest for Research Project
2. GNS Healthcare Collaborates With A Leading CRO To Enable More Efficient And Cost-Effective Drug Development
3. DICOM Grid Collaborates with Mayo Clinic on Mobile Image Viewing Technology
4. Life Technologies Collaborates with USDA to Develop Same-Day, Multi-Strain E. coli Detection System
5. Sihuan Pharmaceutical Collaborates with NeuroVive to Develop Two Innovative Cardio-cerebral Vascular Products in China
6. Nonin Medical, Inc. Collaborates with Qualcomm Life to Provide Pulse Oximetry for the 2net Platform for Wireless Health Solutions
7. ERT Announces Clearance from German Federal Cartel Office
8. United Spinal To "Roll on Capitol Hill:" Voices Aim to Impact Federal Health Care Policy
9. Attorneys for Class of Female VPs and SVPs Employed by PR Giant MSLGroup Clarify Companys Inaccurate Description of Federal Courts Recent Certification Ruling
10. Dr. Jills Foot Pads Secures GSA Schedule and Expands to Service VA and Federal Agencies
11. New Federal Legislation Can Help Combat Teen Cough Medicine Abuse
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Joe Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president ... today. In his new role, Marziani will lead the company,s business development and sales ... improve outcomes. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres para la ... OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada en el ... ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos para tratar ... y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos de primera ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... Cifolelli has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Cifolelli’s primary ... and international sales in the rapidly expanding field of organizational social engineering. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... i2i, ... identity and website at its “Transforming Outcomes” User Conference in Las Vegas on ... i2i’s ongoing success to set the market standard for meaningful population health management. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Educational opportunities, ... housing, with more advantaged communities providing richer opportunities. Recognizing the key role of ... school improvement policies; (b) school choice policies; (c) school desegregation policies; (d) wealth-focused ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... Mental ... 1969 by the Church of Scientology and renowned professor of psychiatry Thomas Szasz, is ... of its “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening of ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... treatment for physical disease or injury that focuses on repairing the musculoskeletal and ... , With an emphasis on functional restoration, NYDNRehab began providing treatments for physical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):