Last updated Sep 17, 2017
Thank you to all the participants who took part in our study of physical activity by wearing a small watch sized device for a week. Over 100,000 activity monitors have been worn and returned to us, providing UK Biobank with around 16 million hours’ worth of data on physical activity. Researchers both in the UK and further afield are now able to look in depth at the effects associated with activity levels and health.
Read more details on the study below in a recently published journal paper:
Seasonal Repeat Phase
From Autumn 2017 we will begin writing to a small number of our activity monitor participants to ask if they would be willing to help us further with our research into physical activity by wearing an activity monitor again. This time we are asking participants to wear it on four occasions over a 12 month period (for seven days each time) – so roughly three months apart. The reason for collecting repeat measurements of physical activity is to enable researchers to look at changes in activity levels at different times of the year and over time.