Assessing the usability and adherence to wearable technology and the RADAR-base platform in online home-based exercise (pilot study)

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Abstract

Recent statistics from the WHO (2020) show that 28% of adults worldwide do not conduct sufficient levels of physical activity. Within rural communities there are increased barriers to conducting physical activity (Gilbert et al., 2019). One method to overcoming these barriers may be home-based exercise. Previous literature has focused on home-based exercise for individuals living with health conditions, however, there appears to be a
lack focusing on increasing physical activity levels especially in older, sedentary adults. Moreover, few studies have explored the qualitative experiences of
participants following online home-based exercise programmes. In addition to home-based exercise the use of wearable technology is another method to increasing an individual’s level of physical activity. However, wearables are still in their infancy in measuring adherence to online exercise programmes (Argent et al., 2018). The findings from the current study will be used to provide rationale for a future study into the effects of online home-based exercise cardiac rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020
EventEastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre (ECME) Conference - Online
Duration: 15 Dec 202015 Dec 2020

Conference

ConferenceEastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre (ECME) Conference
Period15/12/2015/12/20

Keywords

  • wearable electronic devices
  • physical activity
  • technology
  • exercise
  • online exercise

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