How Effective are Activity Trackers?
See Also: Fitbits Monitor Symptoms in Transplant Patients
A new report published in the journal Significance notes that the traditional randomised trial designs used in health and medicine may not be applicable to mobile health. Hence, use of “micro-randomised trials” as an alternative is suggested by authors of the report.
In micro-randomised trials, participants are randomly assigned a treatment from the set of possible treatment actions at several times throughout the day. Therefore, each participant may be randomised hundreds or thousands of times over the course of a study, according to Susan Murphy, PhD, senior author of the journal report.
See Also: Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology
“These trials will provide evidence regarding in which real-time settings wearable devices should provide treatments to help you and me, and in which settings these treatments will only aggravate us,” explains Dr. Murphy, H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics, professor of psychiatry, and research professor, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Image credit: Flickr.com
Published on : Thu, 31 Dec 2015
Print as PDF
Key FeaturesWe can provide an impressive range of clinical tools and deliver a remarkable clinical experience. On your PACS, off your PACS, within the surgical suite and beyond, iNtuition ensures your workflow is seamless and your imaging costs are minimized....
We can work across many PACS systems. No matter the size of your organization, iNtuition iReview can help you look across your imaging archives and create a unified interpretation view that’s made just for you. The configurable display protocols and user...
Our iNtuition iEMV viewer can display many types of images. It can even do some pretty amazingly advanced things. As a leader in advanced visualization, you can trust that TeraRecon can deliver impressive capabilities, but we strive to make it simple,...