The Philips Respironics 2012 enhanced version of the Actical is intended for researchers who need real-time ambulatory monitoring in real-world applications. The Actical system allows users to collect and examine high-resolution data easily on a subject’s physical activity, steps, and energy expenditure levels for longer periods of time than was possible with the previous Actical system.
With enhancements that include fast and more epoch length options, including the ability to collect epoch lengths as short as one second, and collect raw data at 32Hz, users can better meet the specific needs of their studies. The flexible and powerful software enables data to be viewed and analyzed in multiple ways for research endpoints such as physical activity, energy expenditure, and step count. These values can be calculated quickly over minutes, hours, days, and weeks.
Enhancements to the Actical system were made without altering its size. The compact, lightweight, and noninvasive design of the device allows subjects to continue to go about their activities of daily living without noticing they are wearing it. Actical also has a waterproof enclosure which is especially useful for certain activities such as swimming.
Please note the ActiCal comes on its own. A waist bands, wrist straps need to be purchased separately.
|Range||0.05 G to 2 G|
|Bandwidth||.035 Hz to 3.5 Hz|
|Resolution||100 counts or 0.02 G (at 1 G peak)|
|Sampling rate||32 Hz|
|Sampling modes||Raw + steps|
|Epoch: 1, 2, 5, 15, 30, 60 sec
Epoch + steps: 1, 2, 5, 15, 30, 60 sec
|Moisture protection*||Waterproof IEC60529 IPX7 1 meter for 30 min|
|Storage/transportation temperature range||-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C) to 95% humidity|
|Operating temperature range|
*It is not recommended that any Actical/ActiWatches are worn in a Shower/Bath/Jacuzzi/Swimming Pool etc. This is the same for any watch as the heat/steam causes expansion and creates the potential for leaks. See this post from GQ Magazine for more details.
|Communication interface||9-pin RS-232 serial port (standard with ActiReader)
9-pin serial to USB adapter (optional)
|Operating system compatibility||Windows 7, 8 & 10 (32 and 64 bit)|
|Hardware platform||Personal computer|