Journal article

Development of the FitSight Fitness Tracker to Increase Time Outdoors to Prevent Myopia

Pavan K Verkicharla, Dharani Ramamurthy, Duc Nguyen Quang, Xinquan Zhang, Suan-Hui Pu, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Ostbye, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Seang-Mei Saw

Translational Vision Science and Technology | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2017


PURPOSE: To develop a fitness tracker (FitSight) to encourage children to increase time spent outdoors. To evaluate the wear pattern for this tracker and outdoor time pattern by estimating light illumination levels among children. METHODS: The development of the FitSight fitness tracker involved the designing of two components: (1) the smartwatch with custom-made FitSight watch application (app) to log the instant light illuminance levels the wearer is exposed to, and (2) a companion smartphone app that synchronizes the time outdoors recorded by the smartwatch to smartphone via Bluetooth communication. Smartwatch wear patterns and tracker-recorded daily light illuminance levels data were gat..

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