Last updated Mar 26, 2019
Over 16 million hours of activity recorded
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.
Find out more:how the activity monitor works
Read more details on the study below in recently published journal papers:
Seasonal Repeat Phase
In addition to the main activity monitor project we also invited some participants to wear an activity monitor for a week, four times a year. These additional data will enable researchers to look at changes in activity levels at different times of the year and over time. This phase of the project completed in early 2019.