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Validation of an integrated pedal desk and electronic behavior tracking platform

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, February 2016
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Validation of an integrated pedal desk and electronic behavior tracking platform
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BMC Research Notes, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-1882-0
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John M. Schuna, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Mahara Proença, Tiago V. Barreira, Daniel S. Hsia, Fabio Pitta, Padma Vatsavai, Richard D. Guidry, Matthew R. Magnusen, Amanda D. Cowley, Corby K. Martin


This study tested the validity of revolutions per minute (RPM) measurements from the Pennington Pedal Desk™. Forty-four participants (73 % female; 39 ± 11.4 years-old; BMI 25.8 ± 5.5 kg/m(2) [mean ± SD]) completed a standardized trial consisting of guided computer tasks while using a pedal desk for approximately 20 min. Measures of RPM were concurrently collected by the pedal desk and the Garmin Vector power meter. After establishing the validity of RPM measurements with the Garmin Vector, we performed equivalence tests, quantified mean absolute percent error (MAPE), and constructed Bland-Altman plots to assess agreement between RPM measures from the pedal desk and the Garmin Vector (criterion) at the minute-by-minute and trial level (i.e., over the approximate 20 min trial period). The average (mean ± SD) duration of the pedal desk trial was 20.5 ± 2.5 min. Measures of RPM (mean ± SE) at the minute-by-minute (Garmin Vector: 54.8 ± 0.4 RPM; pedal desk: 55.8 ± 0.4 RPM) and trial level (Garmin Vector: 55.0 ± 1.7 RPM; pedal desk: 56.0 ± 1.7 RPM) were deemed equivalent. MAPE values for RPM measured by the pedal desk were small (minute-by-minute: 2.1 ± 0.1 %; trial: 1.8 ± 0.1 %) and no systematic relationships in error variance were evident by Bland-Altman plots. The Pennington Pedal Desk™ provides a valid count of RPM, providing an accurate metric to promote usage.

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Country Count As %
Germany 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 26%
Student > Master 3 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Researcher 2 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 8 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 6 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Computer Science 1 4%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 10 37%

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