Validation of commercially available activity trackers in hemodialysis patients

This study is aimed at comparing three widely available and commercial activity trackers to the waist-based tracker often used in research. Patients were asked to wear the four different activity trackers for seven days.

Results from this study will inform whether commercially available activity trackers such as the Fitbit or Jawbone are appropriate for research in place of the Actigraph. This will also help researchers accurately track hemodialysis patient’s activity using more convenient methods convenient. Ultimately, the information gathered from this study may help health care providers guide hemodialysis patients to increase their physical activity and improve their health and quality of life.