Oniani, S, Woolley, SI, Pires, IM, Garcia, NM, Collins, T, Ledger, S and Pandyan, A (2018) Reliability Assessment of New and Updated Consumer-Grade Activity and Heart Rate Monitors. In: SENSORDEVICES 2018: The Ninth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, 16-20 Sep 2018, Venice. (In Press)

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The aim of this paper is to address the need for reliability assessments of new and updated consumer-grade activity and heart rate monitoring devices. This issue is central to the use of these sensor devices and it is particularly important in their medical and assisted living application. Using an example lightweight empirical approach, experimental results for heart rate acquisitions from Garmin VivoSmart 3 (v4.10) smartwatch monitors are presented and analyzed. The reliability issues of optically-acquired heart rates, especially during periods of activity, are demonstrated and discussed. In conclusion, the paper recommends the empirical assessment of new and updated activity monitors, the sharing of this data and the use of version information across the literature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) will be available online via IARIA at https://www.iaria.org/conferences.html - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: wearable sensing, activity monitoring, ambulatory heart rate, inter-instrument reliability
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Maths
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 08:27
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5219

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