Move 4 – Activity Sensor
As part of the new sensor generation, the Move 4 activity sensor combines the previous benefits of the proven Move 3 with the 4th generation enhancements, allowing us to address a wide range of researchers' needs, implement their requests, and further enhance the quality of the sensors. Thus, the Move 4 strengthens its position as the go to device for researchers who care about high quality data.
The 4th sensor generation offers researchers numerous advantages, including:
- New design for optimal handling: The improved case offers a sleek design aesthetic offering many practical advantages. The waterproof and dirt-repellent housing coupled with the improved carrying systems make the sensors simpler, more versatile and safer to use.
- More data collection capabilities: Thanks to the integration of the latest technologies, the 4th generation sensors now incorporate a Gyroscope (Angular Rate Sensor).
- Improved analysis possibilities: Our highly acclaimed acceleration sensor also received an overhaul, and now records the measurement data at an even higher resolution. Consequently, we’ve achieved significant improvements in the obtainable results, especially in the analysis of sedentary behavior and non-wear detection.
- Increased data retention: A new Bluetooth buffer ensures the preservation of data during disconnection, with the buffered data transferred upon reconnection; thus guaranteeing a continuous data recording at all times.
- Broader research applications: Already a class leader in quality data acquisition for many research areas, these improvements expand the Move 4's research capabilities. All the while remaining the best choice for researcher's requiring high quality physical activity data.
The Move 4 follows on from the Move 3 as the most precise sensor for the measurement of physical activity. Performing complex calculations and making a detailed analysis of movement and behaviour parameters has never been simpler. Through the continuous recording of up to 4 weeks of data (3D Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometric Air Pressure, and Temperature), the Move 4 offers a rich treasure trove of data for further analysis.
Combined with our Analysis-Software DataAnalyzer allows the simple calculation of parameters such as Activity Class, Body Position, Steps, Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) in a selectable output interval.
Whilst recording the raw data stream, the sensor can also analyze certain parameters live on the sensor and transmit the results via Bluetooth smart interface, e.g. to a smartphone. The sensor is optimized for use in scientific studies and interactive ambulatory assessment. The new carrying systems offer you great flexibility in use and high wearing comfort for the study participant. This leads to improved compliance, higher data quality and thus reduced effort in carrying out a study and lower costs.
- New design with new carrying systems in a waterproof housing
- Advanced data acquisition through integrated gyroscope
- New acceleration sensor with higher resolution
- Live analysis of measurement data
- Improved data transfer via Bluetooth Smart interface
- Exact and validated detection of everyday activities
- Exact and validated detection of Energy Expenditure
- Optimised non-wear detection
- Java API for USB (Windows)
- API: Example implementation for Bluetooth Smart (Android)
- Interactive Ambulatory Assessment
- Detection of Sedentary Behaviour
- Activity Monitoring
- Behavioural Monitoring
- Energy Expenditure Calculations
- Step Recognition
- Detection of Body Position
Matching products and services
Number of charging cycles
300 (with 1 C / 1 C > 80%)
Maximum recording capacity
Battery run time
~ 7 days
~ 1 hour
Size of sensor (W x H x D)
62,3 mm x 38,6 mm x 11,5 mm
Weight of sensor
3D acceleration sensor:
Measurement range: +/- 16 g
Output rate: 64 Hz
Rotation rate sensor:
Measurement range: +/-2000dps
Resolution: 70 mdps
Output rate: 64 Hz
Measurement range: 300 - 1100 hPa
Noise: 0,03 hPa
Output rate: 8 Hz
Output rate: 1 Hz
Micro-USB, Bluetooth Smart (4.0)
Java API for USB (Windows)
Example for Bluetooth Smart (Android)
Hip, Chest, Wrist, Upper Arm, Ankle, Thigh
Wrist Band, Belt Adapter and Belt
-20 °C to 60 °C
0 °C to 45 °C during charging
300 to 1200 hPa absolute
Literature and Validation
- Microtemporal Dynamics of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Impulsivity in Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Ecological Momentary Assessment Study Within Nutritional Psychiatry.
- Ecological Momentary Assessment in Nutritional Psychiatry: Microtemporal Dynamics of Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Impulsivity in Adult ADHD.
- Momentary associations between sedentary bouts, cognitive load and mood in daily life: An ambulatory assessment study.
- The Work Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Employees over 55 years: Development and Initial Evaluation.
- Multicentre, interventional, single-arm study protocol of telemonitored circadian rhythms and patient-reported outcomes for improving mFOLFIRINOX safety in patients with pancreatic cancer.
- Microstructural white matter biomarkers of symptom severity and therapy outcome in catatonia: Rationale, study design and preliminary clinical data of the whiteCAT study.
- Combined physical activity training versus aerobic activity training in unipolar depressive disorder: a quasi-randomised evaluation study.
- At Crossroads in a Virtual City: Effect of Spatial Disorientation on Gait Variability and Psychophysiological Response among Healthy Older Adults.
- The 8th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement: Active and Sitting Time Precursors to Mood in Young Adults.
- Effects of strength exercise interventions on activities of daily living, motor performance, and physical activity in children and adolescents with leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Results from the randomized controlled ActiveADL Study.
- Effectiveness of an evidence-based care pathway to improve mobility and participation in older patients with vertigo and balance disorders in primary care (MobilE-PHY2): Study protocol for a multicentre cluster-randomised controlled trial.
- The Behavioral Mapping of Psychomotor Slowing in Psychosis Demonstrates Heterogeneity Among Patients Suggesting Distinct Pathobiology.
- Measuring catatonia motor behavior with objective instrumentation.
- Mood-enhancing Physical Activity in Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Healthy Youths – Daily Life Investigations by Ambulatory Assessment.
- A temporal classification method based on behavior time series data in patients with behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia and apathy.
- The association of stress and physical activity: Mind the ecological fallacy.
- Influence of Sit-Stand Tables in Classrooms on Children’s Sedentary Behavior and Teacher’s Acceptance and Feasibility: A Mixed-Methods Study.
- Sleep quality, valence, energetic arousal, and calmness as predictors of device-based measured physical activity during a three-week mHealth intervention.
- Equivalency of four research-grade movement sensors to assess movement behaviors and its implications for population surveillance.
- Analysis of self-reported activities of daily living, motor performance and physical activity among children and adolescents with cancer: Baseline data from a randomised controlled trial assessed shortly after diagnosis of leukaemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Functional connectivity correlates of reduced goal-directed behaviorsin behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia.
- Actigraph-Measured Movement Correlates of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Young People with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) with and without Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Accuracy of Sedentary Behavior–Triggered Ecological Momentary Assessment for Collecting Contextual Information: Development and Feasibility Study.
- Mood and dysfunctional cognitions constitute within - subject antecedents and consequences of exercise in eating disorders.
- OREBA: A Dataset for Objectively Recognizing Eating Behaviour and Associated Intake.
- Improving mobility and participation of older people with vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders in primary care using a care pathway: feasibility study and process evaluation.
- Fear of Physical Activity, Anxiety, and Depression. Barriers to Physical Activity in Outpatients With Heart Failure?.
- The Freiburg sport therapy program for eating disorders: a randomized controlled trial.
- A neural mechanism for affective well-being: Subgenual
cingulate cortex mediates real-life effects
of nonexercise activity on energy.
- Development of a classification system for assessing apathy’s degree in patients with behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia.
- Validating Accelerometers for the Assessment of Body Position and Sedentary Behavior.
- Breaking Up Sedentary Behavior Optimally to Enhance Mood.
- Real-Time Detection of Spatial Disorientation in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
- Dynamics of Intraindividual Variability in Everyday Life Affect Across
Adulthood and Old Age.
- Embodied learning in the classroom: Effects on primary school children's attention and foreign language vocabulary learning.
- Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefit of real-life urban green space exposure.
- Using Acceleration Data for Detecting Temporary Cognitive Overload in Health Care Exemplified Shown in a Pill Sorting Task.
- Sedentary behavior in everyday life relates negatively to mood: An ambulatory Assessment study.
- Promotion of physical activity-related health competence in physical education: study protocol for the GEKOS cluster randomized controlled trial.
- Energy Expenditure During Incline Walking – Benefits of Integrating a Barometer into Activity Monitors.
- Individual Differences in the Competence for Physical-Activity-Related Affect Regulation Moderate the Activity–Affect Association in Real-Life Situations.
- Intermittent Fasting (Alternate Day Fasting) in Healthy, Non-obese Adults: Protocol for a Cohort Trial with an Embedded Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
- Bright light therapy versus physical exercise to prevent co-morbid depression and obesity in adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
- A novel algorithm for detecting human circadian rhythms using a thoracic temperature sensor Article history :.
- Physical Activity and Depressive Mood in the Daily Life of Older Adults.
- Measuring Fear of Physical Activity in Patients with Heart Failure.
- Lightweight Visual Data Analysis on Mobile Devices - Providing Self-Monitoring Feedback.
- Contributions à l’élaboration d’un système d’aide médico-sociale à l’aide d’un robot humanoïde.
- Situationsadaptive Navigationsassistenz für Menschen mit Demenz.
- Real-Time Management of Multimodal Streaming Data for Monitoring of Epileptic Patients.
- Bewegungsangst bei chronischer Herzinsuffizienz – Erste Ergebnisse zur Validierung eines Messinstruments.
- Fitness, kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit und Wohlbefinden bei jungen Erwachsenen - Interventionsstudien zum Einfluss von Ausdauertraining.
- Validation and comparison of two methods to assess human energy expenditure during free-living activities.
- Erfassung körperlicher Aktivität mittels Akzelerometrie - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen aus technischer Sicht.
- Home-based system for physical activity monitoring in patients with multiple sclerosis (Pilot study).
- Detection of Parameters to Quantify Neurobehavioral Alteration in Multiple Sclerosis Based on Daily Life Physical Activity and Gait Using Ambulatory Assessment.
- Using Support Vector Regression for Assessing Human Energy Expenditure Using a Triaxial Accelerometer and a Barometer.
- A Comparison of Two Commercial Activity Monitors for Measuring Step Counts During Different Everyday Life Walking Activities.
- The Association between Short Periods of Everyday Life Activities and Affective States: A Replication Study Using Ambulatory Assessment.
- Characteristics of the activity-affect association in inactive people: an ambulatory assessment study in daily life.
- Acute and medium term effects of a 10-week running intervention on mood state in apprentices.
- Measurement of daily mobility under fampridine-therapy with Movisens-system in patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Kindergarten in Bewegung. Zur Qualität von Bewegungskindergärten.
- Assessment der Mobilität im Alltag zur Unterstützung von MS-Patienten.
- Assessment of Human Gait Speed and Energy Expenditure Using a Single Triaxial Accelerometer.
- Aktuelle Messverfahren zur objektiven Erfassung körperlicher Aktivitäten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Schrittzahlmessung.
- A new method to estimate energy expenditure using accelerometry and barometry-based energy models.
- Validity of the kmsMove-sensor in calculating energy expenditure during different walking intensities.
- Estimation of energy expenditure using accelerometers and activity-based energy models - validation of a new device.
- Trends und Möglichkeiten zur Erfassung körperlicher Aktivität im Alltag.
- Bewegungskindergärten: empirische Befunde und praktisches Wissen.
- Energieumsatzmessung mit Aktivitätssensoren – Validität des kmsMove-Akzelerometers.
- Einsatz sensorgestützter Verfahren im Gesundheitswesen: Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze.
You can find more publications here.