In-hospital activity trackers increase step count and improve physical function: review

Patients using wearable trackers had higher physical activity and functioning.
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Use of wearable activity trackers during hospitalisation is associated with higher physical activity levels, less sedentary behaviour, and better physical functioning versus usual care, according to a review published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers from the University of SA in Adelaide explored the association between interventions that use wearable activity trackers — such as pedometers and accelerometers — in hospitalised patients with physical activity, sedentary behaviour, clinical outcomes, and hospital efficiency outcomes.