Sep 302014
 
 September 30, 2014  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Victor Skinner reports:

John Hopkins Medicine researchers will track the physical activities and daily diet of 50 overweight freshman from Lakewood High School as part of a pilot project using Fitbit – an electronic wristband that records activity and sleep patterns.

The effort, funded by a $100,000 grant from insurer Florida Blue, is focused more on teaching healthy habits than weight loss, and is expected to be one of the first studies involving adolescence and wearable heath-related technology, Reuters reports.

“We are fully aware that this may make some families uncomfortable,” Raquel Hernandez, lead researcher on the project, told the news service.

Read more on EAGnews.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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