Design of a garment for data collection of toddler language and physical activity

Haar, S., Fees, B., Trost, S.G., Crowe, L.K., & Murray, A. (2013) Design of a garment for data collection of toddler language and physical activity. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 31(2), pp. 125-140.

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Design process phases of development, evaluation and implementation were used to create a garment to simultaneously collect reliable data of speech production and intensity of movement of toddlers (18-36 months). A series of prototypes were developed and evaluated that housed accelerometer-based motion sensors and a digital transmitter with microphone. The approved test garment was a top constructed from loop-faced fabric with interior pockets to house devices. Extended side panels allowed for sizing. In total, 56 toddlers (28 male; 28 female; 16-36 months of age) participated in the study providing pilot and baseline data. The test garment was effective in collecting data as evaluated for accuracy and reliability using ANOVA for accelerometer data, transcription of video for type of movement, and number and length of utterances for speech production. The data collection garment has been implemented in various studies across disciplines.

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ID Code: 71693
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Export Date: 12 May 2014 Source: Scopus
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Keywords: accelerometer, design process, physical activity, speech, toddler
DOI: 10.1177/0887302X13478161
ISSN: 0887-302X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 04:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 03:32

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