Activity monitoring is an important consideration for a number of conditions associated with health maintenance in an aging population. For example, reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in the aging population puts this group at a higher risk of fall related fractures . Bone density and bone health is in part dependent upon mechanical stimuli caused by everyday physical activity and loading . The number of steps taken per day and walking velocity  are important parameters to consider when studying bone density as well as other health related conditions. However, there is a need for effective and efficient methods/protocols to ensure that representative daily activity data can be collected.
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Assessing the Appropriate Number of Days Needed to Approximate Physical Activity Level in the Active Elderly
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Rylander, JH, Boyer, KA, Andriacchi, TP, & Beaupre, GS. "Assessing the Appropriate Number of Days Needed to Approximate Physical Activity Level in the Active Elderly." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 1101-1102. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206587
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