The comfort, acceptability and accuracy of energy expenditure estimation from wearable ambulatory physical activity monitoring systems in soldiers

      Introduction: The Swiss Armed Forces will implement a new formation concept during basic military training to reduce injury and dropout rates. Adaptations are based on scientific results from physical demands monitoring. Since such data became very important in decision making processes, it is the aim of the present study, conducted within the NATO HFM 260 international collaboration, to investigate wearing comfort, feasibility, and accuracy of different devices used in military organizations worldwide to assess heart rate and energy expenditure among soldiers.
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