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Table 3 Overview triaxial activity monitors used in validation papers

From: Validity of activity monitors in health and chronic disease: a systematic review

Name Manufacturer Field(F)/Lab(L) + reference Size (l x w x h) and (weight) Placement Cost Epoch length Data storage Outcomes (measured) Outcomes (calculated)
Actigraph GT3x Actigraph LLC Pensacola, FL L [79] 4.6 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (19 g) Hp, ankle or wrist €936 (device + software) 1 s to 1 min 19 days VMU, steps EE, activity intensity level
RT3- Research Tracker Stayhealthy Inc. Monrovia, CA F [80, 81] + L [32, 38, 54, 55, 80, 82, 83] 7.1 x 5.6x 2.8 cm (65.2 g) hip or waist €142 per unit, €214 for docking station 1 s to 1 min 21 days AC, VMU EE
TriTrac R3D Hemokinetics Inc, Madison, WI F [14, 16, 80] + L [3133, 41, 63, 75, 80, 82, 8486] 10.8 x 6.8 x 3.3 cm (170.4 g) waist $500 1 min 14 days AC, VMU EE
Tracmor Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands F [8794] + L [9597] 7.2 x 2.6x 0.8 cm (22 g) waist €142 per unit, €214 for docking station NA 21 days AC EE
Tracmor D (Philips DirectLife) Philips New Wellness Solutions F [98] 3,2 x 3,2 x 0,5 cm (12,5 g) Lower back €113 NA 22 weeks AC EE
Dynaport activity monitor McRoberts BV, The Hague, The Netherlands F [99] 12.5 x 9.5 x 3 cm (375 g) waist + one leg sensor (thigh) €4900 (+software) 1 s to 1 min 2 days (continuously)
More days if SD memory card is used
movement intensity, different body positions  
Dynaport minimod McRoberts BV, The Hague, The Netherlands L [100, 101] 8.5 x 5 x 1 cm (70 g) waist €1500 (unit) 1 s to 1 min 7 days movement intensity, different body positions,
steps
EE
Biotel 3dNx Biotel Ltd, Bristol, UK F [102] + L [29, 103] 12.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 cm hip or waist €800 5 s to 60s 700 days VMU EE
Actimarker, EW4800P Panasonic Electric Works Co Ltd, Osaka, Japan F [67] 6 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm (24 g) waist €86 (device) 1 min 180 days VMU EE
ActivTracer GMS, Tokyo, Japan L [104] 4.8 x 6.7 x 1.6 cm (57 g) waist     VMU EE, activity intensity level
Actical Mini Mitter Co, Sunriver, OR, USA F [105] + L [26, 38, 44, 54, 106112] 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm (17.5 g) hip, ankle or wrist €678 (incl. software)/€321 (unit) 15 s to 1 min. 45 days (1 min epochs) AC, steps EE, activity intensity level
e-AR (earworn activity recognition sensor) Sensixa Ltd, London, UK L [113] 5,6 x 3,5 x 1,0 cm (7.4 g) ear NA 1 min NA AC EE
PASE (Physical Activity Sensing Earpiece) MMA7260Q, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas L [114] 0,6 x 0,6 x 0,14 cm (40 g, including data logging system) ear NA 15 s to 1 min. NA Acceleration units EE, activity intensity level
GENEA Unilever Discovery, Sharnbrook Bedfordshire, UK F [115] + L [55] 3,6 x 3,0 x 1,2 cm (16 g) Wrist, waist, ankle NA NA 8 days VMU EE
Activity Style Pro HJA-350IT Omron Healthcare, Kyoto, Japan L [116] 7.4 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm (60 g) waist NA NA NA VMU Activity intensity level
CAM (Continuous Activity Monitor) Maastricht Instruments B.V. L [117] 6.3 x 4.5 x 1.8 (102 g) leg NA NA NA VMU Activity intensity level, Different body positions
  1. Field study (F), lab study ( L) or field + lab study ( F + L). AC; activity counts, VMU; vector magnitude units, EE; energy expenditure, NA; not available.