This project will study how mobile sensing devices, like smart phones, smart watches, and activity monitors,
measure movement. A big challenge with these devices is how they tell between different types of movement, sitting versus sleeping or cycling versus driving. Improving the measurement of movement
with mobile sensing devices means that people using these devices will be better able to improve their
health through self-monitoring, which is an effective tool to increase physical activity. This project will allow for the development of interventions using mobile sensing devices for general and clinical populations. Currently, mobile sensing based interventions do not use geographic data to enhance the intervention. Research is clear that the environment influences physical activity behaviour and mobile sensing interventions that consider the environment will be more effective.