Fractal Analysis Linking Physical Activity Patterns, Health, and Mortality

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David Raichlen
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Gene Alexander
Professor, Psychology
Yann Klimentidis
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
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Paul Eynott
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Title: Fractal Analysis Linking Physical Activity Patterns, Health and Mortality

 

Invention: This invention is a novel method for linking patterns from accelerometers to health and mortality problems by measuring fractal complexity.

 

Background: Accelerometers are devices that measure proper acceleration and have multiple applications in different industries. Typically, accelerometers are found in devices that monitor and track physical activity for health-related purposes. The clinical utility of the information tracked by these devices is highly under-utilized. This invention uses de-trended fluctuation analysis (DFA) on raw data taken from wearable accelerometers to allow professionals and the public to monitor physiological health and mortality risk.

 

Applications:

  • Accelerometer industry
  • Health monitoring/tracking
  • Behavioral health
  • Exercise

 

Advantages:

  • Measures fractal complexity
  • Predicts health outcomes
  • Non-invasive biomarker
  • Tracks aging and mortality risk

 

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