UCSD SENSECAM STUDIES

Jacqueline Kerr, PhD and Simon Marshall, PhD, researchers based in the Calit2 Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (CWPHS), have been collecting SenseCam data in several studies, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Slides from a SenseCam workshop led by UCSD researchers at the Active Living Research Conference in 2012 can be found here.

We have developed a systematic coding protocol and manual to annotate SenseCam data. For more information, please contact Suni Godbole.

SenseCam Cycling Study 2011

  • UCSD researchers collaborated with researchers at Oxford University and Auckland University of Technology to collect SenseCam, Accelerometer, and GPS data in adult cyclists and other commuters.
  • The study explored the feasibility of collecting SenseCam data in adults in order to assess travel behavior, sedentary behavior, and contexts in which specific behaviors occur.
  • Study findings on sedentary behavior were recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine + READ MORE.
  • Publications and presentations include:
    • Using Wearable Cameras to Categorise Type and Context of Accelerometer-Identified Episodes of Physical Activity. Aiden R. Doherty, Paul Kelly, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland, Alexander Hamilton, Charlie Foster. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2013; in press. + READ MORE
    • Using the SenseCam to Improve Classifications of Sedentary Behavior in Free-Living Settings. Jacqueline Kerr, Simon J. Marshall, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Amanda Legge, Aiden R. Doherty, Paul Kelly, Melody Oliver, Hannah M. Badland, Charlie Foster. Am J Prev Med 2013;44(3):290–296.
    • "Will the real breaks please stand up!" Detecting breaks from sitting using objective tools and novel analytic techniques. Jacqueline Kerr, Katherine Ellis, Gert Lanckriet, John Staudenmayer, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Paul Kelly, Aiden R. Doherty, Charlie Foster, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland, Simon Marshall. Society of Behavioral Medicine, March 2013.

SenseCam Study in Older Adults 2012

  • This study recruited 40 older adults who were part of the Stein Institute SAGE cohort. Participants wore the SenseCam, accelerometer, and GPS devices for 6 days and completed advanced balance tests.
  • This study was funded by the Stein Institute for Research on Aging to test the feasibility of using SenseCams with older adults and to assess behaviors and contexts related to successful aging.

SenseCam Study in Women at Risk for Breast Cancer 2012–2013

  • We are recruiting obese women (21+ years) and post menopausal breast cancer survivors to wear SenseCams, accelerometers, and GPS devices for 7 days.
  • This study is part of the UCSD TREC grant funded by the National Cancer Institute and will help us better understand health behaviors related to breast cancer using machine learning techniques.
  • For more information, please contact Katie Crist.

SenseCam Study Across the Lifespan

  • We are recruiting older adults, adults, children, and families to wear SenseCams, accelerometers, and GPS devices for 7 days.
  • This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute to help us better classify behaviors using machine-learning techniques.
  • For more information, please contact Katie Crist.

SenseCam Study in Latinos

  • In collaboration with researchers at San Diego State University, we are recruiting Latino adults to wear SenseCams, accelerometers, and GPS devices for 7 days.
  • This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute to help us validate travel behaviors in diverse populations.
  • For more information, please contact Suni Godbole.

If you are a UCSD researcher and would like to feature your SenseCam work on this page, please contact Jacqueline Kerr.

If you are a student and would like to gain research experience working with SenseCams, please contact Suni Godbole.