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Funding Awarded for FITT App

June 1st, 2017

Development of the Fitness Improvement and Tracking Tool (FITT) app has been approved for funding by the Digital Health Initiative (DHI). The project aims to develop an mHealth intervention to increase physical activity (PA) levels in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) that is responsive to the severity and prevalence of poor sleep, fatigue, and depressed mood; prioritizes patient preferences; is scalable; and is rooted in evidence-based approaches for long-term behavior change. The Fitness Improvement and Tracking Tool (FITT) is designed with input from people with knee OA, monitors PA, provides feedback on levels of PA to users, and gathers patient-reported outcomes. The goal is to enhance FITT to incorporate a social cognitive theory (SCT) based intervention framework to increase and sustain PA in people with knee OA who have poor sleep, fatigue, and depressive symptoms. The intervention algorithm will allow messaging to be personalized to an individual’s goals and outcome expectancies; barriers to participation; and prevalence and severity of poor sleep, fatigue, and/or depressive symptoms.

End of Semester Lab Lunch

May 12th, 2017

Special thanks to our undergraduate researchers for all of their help in the Spring 17′ semester. Have a great summer!

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Movement and Applied Imaging Lab Hosts Biomechanics Day

April 25th, 2017

Students from a freshman physics class at Match Charter School joined the MAI lab for the 2nd Annual National Biomechanics Day, April 6 2017.

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Boston, MA Physical Therapy Prof Deepak Kumar explains the results of a human motion test done with the help of a student from Match Charter School April 6, 2017. The freshman physics class was visiting to learn more about biomechanics for National Biomechanics Day April 6, 2017.
Prof Deepak Kumar explains the results of a human motion test done with the help of Match Charter student.

Malaky Lewis, a freshman at Match Charter School in Boston helps show how the state-of-the-art equipment in the Movement and Applied Imaging Lab at Sargent can track and measure human motion. Lewis and his classmates were visiting Physical Therapy Prof Deepak Kumar and his team to learn more about biomechanics for National Biomechanics Day April 6, 2017.
Malaky Lewis, a freshman at Match Charter School, helps show how state-of-the-art equipment in the Movement and Applied Imaging Lab at Sargent can track and measure human motion.