Any smartphone user can now contribute to Keeping Pace!
Whether you’re a marathon runner or only like marathons involving ‘Law & Order’ and the Simpsons…You have valuable data to share.
Keeping Pace analyzes activity-tracking data in order to understand how seasons and the environment influence movement patterns.
Personal Sensor Data
Keeping Pace uses personal sensor data for its research. Along with data from the free Runkeeper app, it is now accepting data from the free Moves app
- Moves is an activity diary that passively tracks your movement and calories burned. Unlike other movement trackers, once installed on your smartphone, it runs all the time so you never have to remember to turn it on or off.
Why use app-generated data?
- Participants have more control over their data.
- It’s cost-effective, so it’s sustainable over long periods.
- There’s no risk of “recall bias” ie. the mis-reporting that can happen when data is collected verbally.
- It makes it easy to focus on short timeframes and the impact of intra-city activities like street fairs, road closings, and snowstorms.
Through Keeping Pace,
your physical activity becomes a resource for the greater good.