Korean J Obes 2011; 20(4): 185-192
Published online December 1, 2011
Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.
Young Yoon Jin, Eue Soo Ahn, Hyun Sik Kang*
School of Sports Science, Sungkyunkwan Uinv.
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Lifecorder and IDEEA by measuring energy expenditure while walking and running during a field test.
Methods: A total of 14 healthy young adults underwent laboratory tests and field tests. A graded treadmill exercise test was used to determine oxygen consumption and heart rate response to various levels of either walking or running. The relationship between oxygen consumption and heart rate response was used to develop individual regression equations. This indirect measurement of energy expenditure, which was used to estimate the energy expenditure (5 kcal = 1L O2 consumption) by monitoring heart rate response while walking or running a 7km distance, was compared to the energy expenditure measured by either Lifecorder or IDEEA.
Results: No significant difference was noted between the indirect estimation of energy expenditure with either Lifecorder or IDEEA estimations.
Conclusion: Lifecorder was prominently more valid than IDEEA in measuring energy expenditure during daily life exercise as in walking or running.
Keywords: Physical activity, Energy expenditure, Accelerometer