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Physical Activity Measurement Lab

The Physical Activity Measurement Laboratory specializes in the measurement of physical activity among diverse populations. We also can also provide help in selecting appropriate self-report measures of physical activity.



  • A range of portable activity monitors including accelerometers, pedometers, and body position sensors
  • Heart-rate monitors
  • Portable indirect calorimeters
  • Other measures of physiologic workload


  • Measurement of compensatory changes of non-exercise physical activity in response to initiating a structured exercise program
  • Estimation of energy expenditure and sedentary behaviors in weight management studies
  • Assessment of sleep quality and patterns

Contact Info

Michael Schmidt
Ramsey Center Room 207 Athens, GA 30602
© University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602