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


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 14-004322
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-004322

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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 us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Suresh Kotagal M.D.