Areas of Use For CamNtech Devices
The Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) has undoubtedly had a profound effect upon the lives of the global population and will leave a legacy of diminished health and well-being for many. It is critical to understand the impacts of Covid-19 upon human behaviour to help with a longer-term road map for recovery and rehabilitation.
Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A rough measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. Obesity is a major risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Sleep is a natural physiological process which has a profound effect upon our daily functioning and both our physical and mental health. The duration, regularity and quality of sleep varies with age and with a range of medical or psychological conditions. Interest in monitoring of sleep and circadian rhythms has grown exponentially in both research and clinical environments in recent years.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, people should take regular exercise as inactivity has been linked to many major health issues. There is a huge scientific focus on examining Activity Energy Expenditure (AEE – the energy used beyond the Base Metabolic Rate – energy required to keep us alive) and sedentary lifestyles in the context of a wide variety of physical, psychological, social and environmental factors.
Human behaviour is a complex and dynamic process that is affected by a multitude of external influences, internal factors and emotions. Researchers, scientists and clinicians are often concerned with the real-world behaviour of subjects but rarely have the means at their disposal to elicit such accurate, fine-grained behavioural data. The CamNtech PRO-Diary provides a convenient solution for data collection.
The Actiheart Software Package includes advanced Heart Rate Variability tools to allow the capture and analysis of HRV data over extended periods. The Actiheart is designed for Heart Rate Variability (HRV) monitoring by provision of high-resolution Inter-beat Interval (IBI) measurements over extended periods up to 16 days.
CamNtech has extensive experience of supplying both equipment and services to support pharmaceutical clinical trials. We have supported trials by providing valuable primary outcome data working with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our range of non-invasive, application-focused products provides the ideal solution for objective data collection,,,
The non-invasive monitoring of animals is a growing area of interest for researchers and valuable work has already been done towards the improvement of animal welfare. CamNtech has been involved in non-invasive animal monitoring via accelerometers and by wearable ECG monitoring for many years. Ultra-small devices coupled with long recording times reduce the need to disturb the animals unecessarily.
Actigraphy has long been regarded as valued method for examining the temporal aspects of sleep behaviour. Due to it’s inherent unobtrusiveness, the MotionWatch 8 can be worn continuously for up to 90 days hence capturing long-term activity-rest patterns.