Electronic Activity Recording in Cardiovascular Disease
Electronic activity recording is a noninvasive technique to monitor human physical movements without any direct input from the subject. The motion-sensing technology has many types but actigraphy has been sufficiently developed that commercially available devices are small, compact, and technologically sophisticated although standardization of data collection is lacking. Actigraphy continues to be used widely in psychology and sleep research (1) and it shows promise in becoming a useful tool in cardiovascular disease research. Unlike the guidelines for its use in sleep research (2,3), there are no standards or guidelines in its use in cardiovascular-related diseases.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Sleep Time Ambulatory Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Monitoring
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