Validation of MET estimates and step measurement using the ActivPAL physical activity logger.

@article{Harrington2011ValidationOM,
  title={Validation of MET estimates and step measurement using the ActivPAL physical activity logger.},
  author={Deirdre M Harrington and Gregory J Welk and Alan Edward Donnelly},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={627-33}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the metabolic equivalent (MET) equation and step rate function of the ActivPAL™ physical activity logger in a group of females. Using a standard treadmill protocol, 62 females aged 15-25 years walked on a treadmill at speeds between 3.2 and 7.0 km · h(-1) while wearing an ActivPAL. Oxygen consumption was measured using expired gas analysis at each speed and METs for each speed were estimated based on each participant's own resting… CONTINUE READING