Suneeta Godbole

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  • Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, +5 authors David Buchner
  • 2012
Physical activity (PA) provides health benefits in older adults. Research suggests that exposure to nature and time spent outdoors may also have effects on health. Older adults are the least active segment of our population, and are likely to spend less time outdoors than other age groups. The relationship between time spent in PA, outdoor time, and various(More)
Wrist accelerometers are being used in population level surveillance of physical activity (PA) but more research is needed to evaluate their validity for correctly classifying types of PA behavior and predicting energy expenditure (EE). In this study we compare accelerometers worn on the wrist and hip, and the added value of heart rate (HR) data, for(More)
Physical activity monitoring in free-living populations has many applications for public health research, weight-loss interventions, context-aware recommendation systems and assistive technologies. We present a system for physical activity recognition that is learned from a free-living dataset of 40 women who wore multiple sensors for seven days. The(More)
BACKGROUND Active travel is an important area in physical activity research, but objective measurement of active travel is still difficult. Automated methods to measure travel behaviors will improve research in this area. In this paper, we present a supervised machine learning method for transportation mode prediction from global positioning system (GPS)(More)
Machine learning techniques are used to improve accelerometer-based measures of physical activity. Most studies have used laboratory-collected data to develop algorithms to classify behaviors, but studies of free-living activity are needed to improve the ecological validity of these methods. With this aim, we collected a novel free-living dataset that uses(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effect of four active videogames (AVGs) varying in behavioral contingencies (behavior-consequence relations) on adolescent AVG play and overall activity levels over 4 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Each AVG, manufactured by SSD/Xavix(®) (Shiseido Co. of Japan, Tokyo, Japan), was coded and scored for the number of positive(More)
Numerous studies have demonstrated multiple health benefits of being outside and exposure to natural environments. It is essential to accurately measure the amount of time individuals spend outdoors to assess the impact of exposure to outdoor time on health. SenseCam is a wearable camera that automatically captures images. The annotated images provide an(More)
We describe a study that aims to understand physical activity and sedentary behavior in free-living settings. We employed a wearable camera to record 3 to 5 days of imaging data with 40 participants, resulting in over 360,000 images. These images were then fully annotated by experienced staff with a rigorous coding protocol. We designed a deep learning(More)
This study used objective Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to investigate the relationship between pedestrian and vehicle trips to physical, cognitive, and psychological functioning in older adults living in retirement communities. Older adults (N = 279; mean age = 83 ± 6 years) wore a GPS and accelerometer for 6 days. Participants completed standard health(More)
The main purpose of the present study was to assess the impact of global positioning system (GPS) signal lapse on physical activity analyses, discover any existing associations between missing GPS data and environmental and demographics attributes, and to determine whether imputation is an accurate and viable method for correcting GPS data loss.(More)