Actigraphy for Sleep, Chronobiology and Physical Activity
Integrated Light Sensor and Event Marker Button…
Fully waterproof for bathing and swimming – can be worn 24/7…
Direct USB connection – no additional reader required…
Simple Battery Replacement – no downtime for re-charging…
The MotionWatch 8 is the next generation of medical-grade actigraphy watch for the monitoring of sleep, circadian rhythm and physical activity. Trusted by clinical and research professionals around the world, the MotionWatch 8 is one of the leading actigraphy solutions for convenient long-term behavioural monitoring with high patient compliance.
The MotionWatch 8 provides objective outcome measures for research and clinical applications and has been deployed in large scale pharmaceutical clinical trials. The comfortable and robust ergonomic design is one of the smallest and lightest available making suitable for deployment in paediatric populations or the elderly.
CamNtech are pioneers of actigraphy with 25 years of experience since inventing the first Actiwatch devices. Actigraphy is a well-established method for monitoring of sleep quality and circadian stability. The Motionwatch has been used in cutting edge research for many years and our Research Library provides a comprehensive list of scientific publications citing its use. Our informative training videos provide a great introduction to the set-up and operation of the system.
Light-weight and waterproof
Fast direct USB transfer
No reader required
Ambient Light Sensor
Event marker button
User replaceable battery
Records for up to three months
Software includes NPCRA
Raw data export options
Optional PLMS Analysis software
Windows & Mac OS compatible
The MotionWare Software is a companion software suite that allows for the set-up, download and analysis of data captured with the MotionWatch 8 or MotionWatch Rugged. Accelerometer data captured with the PRO-Diary may also be analysed with the MotionWare software.
Available for both Windows and Mac OS, the MotionWare software provides device management tools such as battery monitoring in addition to data management tools including flexible report generation and bulk text export.
Motionware also provides a suite of analysis functions for Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Physical Activity and Ambient light data.
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Cloud Data Ready
The MotionWatch 8 seamlessly integrates with our Cloud Data Manager (CDM) to provide secure patient data collection and management. Individual patient actigraphy data are uploaded to the cloud and synchronised with the central data repository under control of the CRO or sponsor. A range of security features including 256bit encryption ensures data remains safe.
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Sleep and Chronobiology
The Sleep Analysis functions within the MotionWare software allows the user to access and analyse data on a full range of sleep and circadian parameters. Building upon the sucess of our legacy Actiwatch system, the software provides advanced tools for determining sleep efficiency, sleep fragmentation, sleep latency and many more actigraphy derived sleep parameters.
The key advantage of the MotionWatch for sleep monitoring is the unobtrusive nature of the device leading to a true reflection of the subjects’ behaviour in their own home environment.
Actigraphy is also an ideal tool for examining circadian stability and chronobiology as it is possible to obtain long term recordings with high patient compliance.
The Motionwatch incorporates an in-built light sensor to monitor light exposure and the MotionWare software incorporates Non-Parametric Circadian Rhythm Analysis (NPCRA) for quantifying circadian stability. This method has been found to be superior to cosinor analysis when applied to actigraphy data.
Physical Activity Monitoring
The Physical Activity Analysis function of the MotionWare Software can be used to record daytime physical activity and report on sedentary behaviour and levels of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA). The MotionWare software incorporates in-built tools for the classification, quantification and reporting of MVPA from actigraphy data.
This data can be used for a wide variety of applications e.g. as an indicator of a particular lifestyle, to monitor the effects on mobility of a medical condition or efficacy of its treatment, or to identify irregular activity patterns for assesment of sleep quality.
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The MotionWatch 8 has been used extensively in clinical and scientific research applications. Our research library provides search and filter tools to rapidly locate your area of interest.
|MotionWatch 8 Specifications|
|Size (mm)||36(l) x 28.2(w) x 9.4(d) excluding strap|
|Weight||9.1 grams (including battery, excluding strap)|
|Sensor||Tri-axial, MEMs technology, 0.01 to 8g, 3-11Hz|
|Battery||CR2032 Lithium Coin Cell|
|Battery Life||3 Months typical, simple user replacement|
|Memory||4 Mbits non-volatile (120 days @ 1min epoch)|
|Waterproof||IPX7 (suitable for fresh water swimming)|
|Event Marker||Yes – with visual feedback|
|Epochs||1, 2, 5, 15, 30, 60 seconds|
|Comms||Micro USB, generic drivers|
|Download||Full memory in approx 50 seconds|
|Strap||Bespoke XL 12mm silicone (245mm overall length)|
|Integral Light Sensor|
|Type||Digital – human eye response optimised.|
|Range||Automatic ranging; 0 to 64000lux|
|Resolution||0.25lux (0-1000 lux range)|
|Sampling||1 sample/s averaged over epoch|
With Light Recording Disabled
With Light Recording Enabled
The MotionWatch 8 can be used with the Optional PLMS software package for the detection of Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep:
Where subjective data collection is important, the PRO-Diary offers the same actigraphy solution as the Motionwatch 8 with the addition of an electronic patient diary:
For veterinary applications with small animals, the Actiwatch Mini is the smallest actigraphy solution currently avaialble: