Topics

The ICAMPAM conference is both general and specific. General in the sense that the conference covers the full range from technological developments till practical application in several fields. But ICAMPAM is also specific, because it focuses on the limited areas of ambulatory monitoring, measurement in daily life, physical activity, energy expenditure and movement, and technology allowing measurement of these issues.                 

So, in general the conference covers:

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ambulatory measurement of physical activity in daily life by technical devices

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measurement of energy expenditure by technical devices

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measurement of movement and movement behaviour (kinematics, kinetics) outside the laboratory by technical devices

This means that ICAMPAM does NOT cover topics, which ONLY address:

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ambulatory measurement of issues other than physical activity, energy expenditure, or movement; for example, electrocardiogram or blood pressure signals

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measurement of energy expenditure by physiological techniques; for example, double labelled water

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measurement of physical activity and movement without technical devices, for example, observation, questionnaire, and (electronic) diaries

However, presentations in which these issues are related to or relevant for ambulatory monitoring of physical activity and movement can be part of ICAMPAM.

Topics Scientific Program

General methodological and practical issues
This topic includes general (not instrument-specific) methodological and practical issues of ambulatory activity monitoring, such as calibration, day to day variability, monitor and sensor placement, number of sensors and signals, power supply, reactivity, compliance, number of wearing days, how to handle missing data, accuracy, how to assess reliability or validity, epoch length, user instructions, donning and doffing, and general issues of data analysis.

Physical activity: advances in instruments & technogly
This topic focuses on specific techniques and instruments focusing on ambulatory measurement of physical activity. It includes issues such as recent developments in sensors, wearable technology, data tranmission, data storage and data analysis, comparisons of instruments, calibration, validity and reliability, and the integration with other signals.

Energy expenditure: advances in instruments & technogly
This topic focuses on specific techniques and instruments focusing on ambulatory measurement of energy expenditure. It includes issues such as recent developments in sensors, wearable technology, data tranmission, data storage and data analysis, comparisons of instruments, calibration, validity and reliability, and the integration with other signals.

Movement analysis outside the lab: advances in instruments & technogly
This topic concentrates on the measurement of posture and movement outside the laboratory. What is the state of the art and what can be expected? Which sensors and instruments are or can be used to measure kinematics (i.e. body & segment position and movement), kinetics (i.e. forces or pressure), or gait and balance outside the lab? Application of movement analysis outside the lab is part of this topic.

Applications physical activity and energy expenditure
The topic application includes the use, both in research and in clinical practice, of ambulatory monitoring of physical activity or energy expenditure. Several fields of application are distinguished:

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application medical (e.g. rehabilitation, psychiatry, neurology, orthopaedics, cardiology, sports medicine)

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application public health (e.g. children & adults: obesity, nutrition, active life style; aging: fall risk evaluation, fall prevention, fall detection)

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application sports

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application ergonomics & occupational health

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application psychology & psychophysiology

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application other

Theory, added value & future
This topic has a more theoretical and philosophical character. It is about the position and added value of ambulatory monitoring in comparison with other measurement techniques, the relationships with outcome measures of other types of instruments, and about questions as: which developments can we expect, which factors will be stimulators or barriers, what will be its role in meeting future health needs?

Miscellaneous
Includes talks that do cover ICAMPAMs topics, but that cannot be fitted to one of the aforementioned topics.