New partner in the USA

movisens is proud to present its new sales partner Brain Vision.
All movisens products and information about our products can be purchased immediately in the USA through our local distributor.
We are looking forward to a successful and good cooperation!

movisens official partner of the Young Academics (DVS)

movisens is now an official partner of the „Young Academics“ of the German Association for Sports Science (DVS).
As leader for mobile sensor technology, movisens has provided universities and research institutions with the latest technology for over 10 years, and supports scientists in their quest for new knowledge.

We are looking forward to presenting our innovative sensor solutions for Ambulatory Assessment and Mobile Monitoring at the upcoming DVS young talents workshops and to regularly inform them about the developments at movisens.

We would like to thank the "Young Acadmics" committee for this great opportunity for continued cooperation.
Further information about the work of the DVS "Young Academics" commission can be found on the corresponding website: Young Academics“.

Research during a pandemic

The current situation poses a great challenge for the research field.
In our next Webinar: Research during a pandemic, movisens details how you can continue your Ambulatory Assessment Study with our products even in times of crisis.
We present you a method to enable contact-free work with movisens products and highlight what special features movisens offers.

Register directly for the webinar here.

The meaning of Move 4 as Inertial measurement units (IMUs)

Pervasive healthcare is among the most prominent fields of research with an increasing demand for IMUs.
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are electronic devices that typically consist of a 3-axis accelerometer (which measures linear acceleration) and a 3-axis gyroscope (which measures angular velocity).
Typically, IMUs are used to track movement patterns or recognize activities of the user like gait analisis.

The newly published paper (How We Found Our IMU: Guidelines to IMU Selection and a Comparison of Seven IMUs for Pervasive Healthcare Applications) shows that also in gait analysis the sensor Move 4 of movisens supplies outstanding results!

IMU device specification of the Move 4

Onboard Memory

4GB

Battery Capacity

380mAh

Max. Sampling Rate

Max. sampling rate can be customized to 256 Hz

Accelerometer Range

±16 g

Gyroscope Range

±2000 deg/s

Additional Sensors

Barometer

Temperature Sensor

Ambient Light Sensor (LightMove 4)

IR Sensor (Customizing: Integration of an IR temperature sensor)

Respiration Sensor (Customizing: Integration of an respiration sensor)

Charging Options

Micro USB

Additional Adaptor/Dock

Waterproof

IP64

Developer Options

Java API

The importance of accelerometry and gyroscope for eating behaviour and associated intake

The article "OREBA: A Dataset for Objectively Recognizing Eating Behaviour and Associated Intake“ (Rouast et al., 2020) shows a comprehensive multi-sensor recording of communal intake occasions for researchers interested in automatic detection of intake gestures.
Modern multi-sensors like the Move 4 provide researchers the ability to collect objectively a large dataset regarding the accelerometry and gyroscope-data. That is very important for automatic detection of intake gestures that is a key element of autonomic dietary monitoring. Read more and klick the article above.

SensorManager Update

The new SensorManager Update is now available!

New Features:
  • Improved interoperability between sensor and movisensXS
  • Optimized readout of very long measurements
  • Usability improvements
SensorManager

Student Poject of the Year

As part of movisens' 10th anniversary, the best student project is being awarded a prize for the student and the supervisor. You can now register for this competition with your student project. Every successfully completed student project can take part in the competition. This also applies to former students who have successfully completed a student project together with movisens in the past 10 years.

Student Project of the Year

Validating Accelerometers for the Assessment of Body Position and Sedentary Behavior

There is growing evidence that sedentary behavior is a risk factor for mental health. Activity sensors play an important role in the investigation of sedentary behavior.
But how exactly do they measure sedentary activity, and where is the best place to measure it?
The following table gives a short overview of the validity of different activity sensors. Further information can be found in the article: Validating Accelerometers for the Assessment of Body Position and Sedentary Behavior.

Aktivitätssensoren und ihre Validität im Überblick

Parameter

Wearing place

Move 4

ActiGraph

ActiPal

Body Position
(sitting/lying)

thigh

hip

K=.97

K=.78

-

K=.67

K=.85

-

Sedentary Behaviour

thigh

hip

K=.95

K=.84

-

K=.69

K=.90

-

Giurgiu M. et al. (2019). Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour.