RT3 Accelerometer Accuracy in Estimating Short Term Physical Activity in Individuals With Visual ImpairmentsBy Kosub, Francis M.; Oh, Hyun-Kyoung; Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 265-267
Publication Date: July 2005
Study conducted to estimate the reliability and validity of tri-axial activity (RT3) monitors when utilized with school age children who have visual disabilities. Tri-axial activity monitors can be used to sense even the smallest of movements, which is a feature the authors contend is lacking in similar activity monitoring devices. Detailed information is necessary when making motion-sensitive estimates of activity for a number of populations, especially people with disabilities. A total of 19 children participated in the study, which was conducted during their physical education class in school. Data from TriTrac R3D activity monitors, which were the latest version of RT3 monitors at the time the study was conducted, were compared with data from the Children’s Physical Activity Form (CPAF). Validity and reliability estimates between the two measures indicated a strong relationship. The authors conclude that RT3 monitors are useful tools for quantifying the physical activity of children with visual disabilities.
Published by: Human Kinetics, Inc. (Website:http://www.humankinetics.com)
International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) (Web Site: http://www.ifapa.biz )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J49857