Wrist worn accelerometer

Care Home Physical Activity Study Has Started

This exciting phase of the BESiDE Research project has commenced in Tayside Care Homes.

Consented Residents have been wearing a wrist worn device called a GENEActiv which records the movements of the wearer whilst they go about their normal daily activities.

This information when merged with observations about where in the building activities like walking takes place, and social interactions like spending time with fellow residents, staff and family and friends, will provide new insights in a research area where little is known.

Many disciplines such as architects, designers and academic communities need information on such questions as

  1. how active are care home residents, especially the oldest old (over 80)?
  2. Where are residents most active?
  3. does spending time in the company of others affect activity levels?
Related Links

Share this content