Jun 1,2017

Publish By:Beatrix Vereijken

Interested in technology and healthy ageing? Our Manchester team is looking for a PhD student!

Evaluating new technologies for promotion of healthy active ageing: using smartphone apps and sensors to promote activity- acceptability and adherence measurement?

This PhD will investigate the acceptability of smartphones and sensors to young older people (61-70) and how these can be designed to be attractive to this age group. The literature and our own experience g8ZYR9e5_400x400(Waterman et al 2016) reveal that there can be mismatch between activity data from sensors and report data. Whilst at first sight one is tempted to argue the sensor data must be correct and self-report in some way biased, sensors can misclassify or miss activity because of e.g. gait characteristics.

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