Okay, I guess you’ve heard it before but I do have to let you know of the significant happenings, and yes, the Armband is going on commercial TV again. This time with Channel 10 on The Living Room.
They used it to showcase a volunteer’s poor energy balance and low physical activity after the birth of her first baby. The data was reviewed by experts so there will be some really interesting commentary here. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that it all seems to have been caused by lack of sleep from the baby waking up – data curtsey of the Armband.
As you would expect from the Armband and commercial TV it all has a happy ending.
This is a great illustration of how the Consumer Version of the BodyMedia Technology can be used to get people back on track with a combination of key relevant information, education and motivation.
That time again : Friday, 15th March at 8.30pm – Ch10
Best regards to all
Enough with the Armband promo… This show is simply the best television you will watch this year. It’s a follow-on from the “Making Australia Happy” show that they did over a year ago and this one has really knocked the ball out of the park. It’s not just applicable to marriages but to all or our relationships… and our general happiness. In many ways it’s a real eye opener.
Put the date in your calendar for the next 3 weeks and keep the date. If you missed last week’s episode it’ll be available for a while on-line at http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/12212 but I believe it expires in 10 days!
And it’s not just me saying so:
*** 8 out of 10 SHOW OF THE WEEK *** Sun Herald
BEST ON THE BOX – …”many couples could learn a lot from this intriguing doco” the Sunday Telegraph
Or you can go to their website and take the test to check out your individual happiness or couples happiness…and please email this on to all your friends.
Who wouldn’t want to spread some happiness?
This paper really validates the use of SenseWear for sleep assessments. No other strap on device is capable of this kind of accuracy without EEG and EMG.
The results show that BodyMedia is by far the most accurate overall and for longer periods of time. There are other monitors that make very good assessments of specific activities. For instance it isn’t hard to find an algorithm that is reasonably accurate for activities such as walking and running using just accelerometers. What this study proves is that SenseWear (and BodyMedia FIT) is accurate across the board of all kinds of activities and with very little bias at the end of the day (literally).
This is a fantastic endorsement of the BodyMedia system which makes use of multiple sensors (not just one) to provide additional differentiation for the activities thereby providing a better overall result. It also rates as the most user friendly – maybe because it’s really easy to determine when the subject took it off… but there are many other factors that contribute to this.
Please have a think about who you know that doesn’t use the SenseWear system, who could benefit from it in their research or clinical practice, and consider forwarding this link.