Validation of an Over-the-Counter Accelerometer as a Sleep Monitor: Comparison with Actigraph and Polysomnography


About this study

The purpose of this study is to verify that a relatively inexpensive, readily available activity monitor can be used in sleep research.  Specifically, the interest is on children and adolescents as they will be the focus of future research.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who are undergoing a sleep study (polysomnography) for clinical purposes

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Refusal to participate

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robert Wilder, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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