Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
ActiGraph, LLC announces the long-anticipated commercial release of the ActiTrainer, the first scientifically validated personal activity monitoring device readily available to the public. The ActiTrainer utilizes the same innovative technology that has earned ActiGraph, LLC the reputation as the gold standard in activity monitoring devices in the global research community.
The ActiTrainer, in conjunction with Polar® heart rate technology, accurately measures energy expenditure, average and maximum heart rate, pace, distance, and sleep patterns. The subscription-based Virtual Trainer software application allows users to upload their data for detailed activity analysis and progress tracking, and gives them access to other interactive lifestyle management tools. The ActiTrainer target audience consists of individuals looking to lose weight, improve athletic performance, and/or manage their overall health and wellness.
"The release of the ActiTrainer represents a new frontier in personal fitness and lifestyle management," said ActiGraph, LLC president Jeff Arnett. "One of the reasons that our society is so out of shape is because people have an incredibly skewed perception of how physically active they really are. For the first time ever, the ActiTrainer and the Virtual Trainer will give people an accurate and unbiased look at their activity patterns. Once you have the ability to see the big picture, you can begin to make positive changes in your life."
Since its inception in 2004, ActiGraph, LLC has served the research community in over 40 countries and has become the industry leader in actigraphy monitors. ActiGraph, LLC has recently witnessed dramatic market expansion as the applications for the science of actigraphy have grown to include not only physical activity research, but also sleep diagnostics, rehabilitation monitoring, obesity and diabetes research, sports medicine, pharmaceutical drug testing, and veterinary science.