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It’s not your fitness tracker that is wrong – it’s you

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Indigophoton, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2018/april/its-not-your-fitness-tracker-thats-wrong-its-you/

    From the paper,
    http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2018/04/09/jech-2017-209703
     
  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Good. Another nail in the coffin of the subjective questionnaire.
     
  3. Skycloud

    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My fitness tracker isn't infallible either though. It doesn't record all my steps, but does record hanging up laundry to dry - as steps! Apparently I go downstairs far more often than I go up too.

    That said, it's a fair indication of my activity, particularly over time. It would still be useful if worn by participants in a trial across all groups.
     
  4. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    reminds me of those painting that have endless stairs in all directions. cant remember famous artist name. I call the stairs at home the swears for obvious reasons.
     
  5. BruceInOz

    BruceInOz Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Maurits Cornelis Escher https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Escher
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, that's the key thing. They're not going to be biased by claims that the therapist makes to the patient, or want to try to impress the researchers with a nice positive response.
     
  7. Hell..hath..no..fury...

    Hell..hath..no..fury... Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  8. MarcNotMark

    MarcNotMark Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Did you know he used to have another career? :p

    Escher.jpg
     

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