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A Wearable System to Monitor Tai Chi Practice

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01687023
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2018
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paolo Bonato, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Brief Summary:
The goal of this research study is to show that features derived from data gathered using SHIMMER wearable sensor platform can capture adherence and proficiency in the performance of exercises that are part of Tai Chi interventions.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Wearable System to Monitor Tai Chi Practice
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

Tai Chi
Healthy Tai Chi practitioners

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biomarkers of adherence and proficiency [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Data gathered using SHIMMER devices will be segmented to derive signal features. These features will be then used to feed a pattern recognition algorithm the output of which indicates whether a specific Tai Chi movement of interest has been performed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy Tai Chi practitioners in a wide range of proficiency

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Young style Tai Chi practitioners

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any movement impairment that will impede Tai Chi movements performance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01687023

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United States, Massachusetts
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Responsible Party: Paolo Bonato, Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Identifier: NCT01687023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-P-001597
First Posted: September 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

Keywords provided by Paolo Bonato, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital:
Tai Chi
Wearable sensors