Lifelogging with Older Adults

Objective: Lifelogging, using body worn sensors (activity monitors and time lapse photography) has the potential to shed light on the context of sedentary behaviour. The objectives of this study were to examine the acceptability, to older adults, of using lifelogging technology and indicate its usefulness for understanding behaviour. Method: 6 older adults (4 males, mean age: 68yrs) wore the equipment (ActivPALTM and Vicon RevueTM/SenseCamTM) for 7 consecutive days during free-living activity. The older adults’ perception of the lifelogging technology was assessed through semi-structured interviews, including a brief questionnaire (Likert scale), and reference to the researcher’s diary. Results:Older adults in this study found the equipment acceptable to wear and it did not interfere with privacy, safety or create reactivity, but they reported problems with the actual technical functioning of the camera. Conclusion: This combination of sensors has good potential to provide lifelogging information on the context of sedentary behaviour.

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Nice to be cited

Recent Citations 

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The Journal of Nutrition: Prieto et al. (2015). A Healthy Lifestyle Score is Associated with Cardiometabolic and Neuroendocrine Risk Factors among Peurto Riacan Adults: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25948783

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older adult computer use

Enriching Rehabilitation through Technology and the Arts

Abstract: Harvey JH, Chastin SFM, Skelton DA, (2015) The art and science of defining the context of sedentary behaviour by older adults, using interview, activity monitoring and body worn cameras.

Proceedings for SRR Summer meeting published in Clinical Rehabilitation April 2015 29: 314doi:10.1177/0269215515578891:

http://cre.sagepub.com/content/29/4/394.extract

What’s coming up in 2015?

calendar

February ~ NIHR Age & Aging Specialities Conference

April ~ Scottish Federation of University Women Research Day: http://www.sfuw.org.uk/Programme.html

April ~ NIHR Self Management Research Showcase Seminar

June ~ International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference: http://www.isbnpa2015.org/

June ~ International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement: http://www.ismpb.org/2015-limerick/

June ~ DEDIPAC Sedentary Behaviour Taxonomy Seminar: https://www.dedipac.eu/