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"Papa, how many steps did you make today?" is a common question when I come home from a day at work. My 9-year-old son has a tracker himself, and boys at his age love competition with their dads. He tries to beat me wherever he can and actually and increasingly does. Apps have entered our daily lives and remind us vibrating at our hand wrists on smartwatches that it is time to stand up and get in motion for at least a minute, to close our activity circles for the day. The movement gives us a good feeling and implies that we are fit and healthy.
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Name: Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the use of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and electronic devices among U.S. youth. Informed by the Diffusion of Innovations Theory...
High sedentary time, low physical activity (PA), and low physical fitness place older adults at increased risk of chronic diseases, functional decline, and premature mortality. Mobile health (mHealth)...
Beneficial and deleterious mutations cause the fitness of lineages to vary across a phylogeny and thereby shape its branching structure. While standard phylogenetic models do not allow mutations to fe...
The decline in the uptake of routine childhood vaccinations has resulted in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination apps can be used as a tool to promote immunization through the provis...
The ability to seamlessly integrate functional materials into three-dimensional (3D) constructs has been of significant interest, as it can enable the creation of multifunctional devices. Such integra...
This is a feasibility study of electronic devices in order to reduce neuro-psychological disorders and suffering in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. A first step study is necessary to d...
It is widely known that physical activity is important for health and wellbeing, yet most Americans do not meet recommended levels of activity. People may commonly believe that only the ac...
The purpose of this study is to test whether deposit contracts, wherein individuals invest their own money with the study to serve as the incentive, with or without daily feedback about pr...
Overweight and obese endometrial cancer (EC) survivors at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill will be approached for tailored feedback fitness intervention. The investiga...
Electronic activity monitoring (EAM) devices are wearable electronic devices that monitor functional activity and provide personal feedback on activity progression. This study aims to dete...
Electronic implements worn on the body as an implant or as an accessory. Examples include wearable diagnostic devices, wearable ACTIVITY TRACKERS, wearable INFUSION PUMPS, wearable computing devices, SENSORY AIDS, and electronic pest repellents.
Instruction in which learners progress at their own rate using workbooks, textbooks, or electromechanical devices that provide information in discrete steps, test learning at each step, and provide immediate feedback about achievement. (ERIC, Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1996).
Electronic devices that increase the magnitude of a signal's power level or current.
A mechanism of communication with a physiological system for homeostasis, adaptation, etc. Physiological feedback is mediated through extensive feedback mechanisms that use physiological cues as feedback loop signals to control other systems.
Discarded electronic devices containing valuable and sometimes hazardous materials such as LEAD, NICKEL, CADMIUM, and MERCURY. (from http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/faq.htm#impact accessed 4/25/2010)