Fractal Analysis Linking Physical Activity Patterns, Health, and MortalityTechnology #ua18-003
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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.
- Accelerometer industry
- Health monitoring/tracking
- Behavioral health
- Measures fractal complexity
- Predicts health outcomes
- Non-invasive biomarker
- Tracks aging and mortality risk