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Version reporting and assessment approaches for new and updated activity and heart rate monitors

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posted on 2022-11-25, 01:05 authored by T Collins, SI Woolley, S Oniani, IM Pires, NM Garcia, Sean LedgerSean Ledger, A Pandyan
This paper addresses the significant need for improvements in device version reporting and practice across the academic and technical activity monitoring literature, and it recommends assessments for new and updated consumer sensing devices. Reproducibility and data veracity are central to good scholarship, and particularly significant in clinical and health applications. Across the literature there is an absence of device version reporting and a failure to recognize that device validity is not maintained when firmware and software updates can, and do, change device performance and parameter estimation. In this paper, we propose the use of tractable methods to assess devices at their current version and provide an example empirical approach. Experimental results for heart rate and step count acquisitions during walking and everyday living activities from Garmin Vivosmart 3 (v4.10) wristband monitors are presented and analyzed, and 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 and improvements in device version reporting across the academic and technical literature. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

19

Issue

7

Start Page

1

End Page

13

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

2063-5303

ISSN

1424-8220

Publisher

MDPI AG, Switzerland

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2019-04-08

External Author Affiliations

Keele University, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Georgian Technical University; Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Sensors (Switzerland)