Characterising routine physical activity in the office

Yasmin Fransisca van Kasteren, Lua Perimal-Lewis, Anthony J. Maeder

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Workplace health is of concern to management and employees alike. Managers are concerned about the impact of health and wellbeing on productivity, while employees are concerned about impacts on quality of life. In the past two decades, there has been growing concern about the impact of sedentary behaviour at work. Before any interventions can be made to encourage physical activity at work proactively, it is desirable to understand the baseline characteristics of office based physical activity at work. Consumer wearable technology has provided a new and convenient mechanism for using personal monitoring to achieve remote observation of lifestyle related health behaviours. This paper describes how this technology can potentially be used to characterize different levels of workplace physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event7th International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2018 - Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 Oct 201811 Oct 2018 (GT 2018 7th International Conference on Global Telehealth)


Conference7th International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2018
Abbreviated titleGT2018
Country/TerritorySri Lanka
Internet address


  • Consumer wearable technology
  • Health behaviour
  • Personal monitoring
  • Physical activity
  • Workplace health and safety


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