research update. How Much Physical Activity Do You Do?

Hiremath, Shivayogi V.
October 2012
PN;Oct2012, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p20
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The article reports that a new physical activity monitor system is being developed and tested for wheelchair users. Regular physical activity is crucial for wheelchair users as it provides various health benefits. Therefore, an activity monitor is being built that can help wheelchair users attain an optimal physical activity level. Testing will be carried out on more than 45 participants in laboratory and home environments in order to increase the usefulness and precision of the system.


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