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|Title:||An evaluation of wearable activity monitoring devices|
|Citation:||Guo, F.,Li, Y.,Kankanhalli, M.S.,Brown, M.S. (2013). An evaluation of wearable activity monitoring devices. PDM 2013 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Personal Data Meets Distributed Multimedia, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013 : 31-34. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1145/2509352.2512882|
|Abstract:||This paper examines an increasingly relevant topic in the multimedia community of wearable devices that record the physical activity of a user throughout a day. While activity and other accelerometry-based data has been shown effective in various multimedia applications - from context-aware music retrieval to approximating carbon footprint - the most promising role of these target application for healthcare and personal fitness. Recently, several low-cost devices have become available to consumers. In this paper, we perform an evaluation on the most popular devices available on the market (in particular Fitbit and Nike+) and report our findings in terms of accuracy, type of data provided, available APIs, and user experience. This information is useful for researchers considering incorporating these activity-based data streams into their research and for getting a better idea of the reliability and accuracy for use in life-logging and other multimedia applications. © 2013 ACM.|
|Source Title:||PDM 2013 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Personal Data Meets Distributed Multimedia, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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