Monitoring Daily Activities and Linking Physical Activity Levels Attributed to Transportation Mobility Choices and Built Environment

Physical activities become an importance part of human lives for healthy living. Research has shown that increase in physical and cardiovascular activities tends to decrease in diseases. Although there are various types of physical activities, non-motorized transportation options like walking, running and cycling provide natural ways of being physically active. Accordingly, non-motorized transportation options began being attracted thanks to their natural health benefits. The health benefit of the active transportation comes from participants’ physical activities; however, there has been very limited effort in analyzing and quantifying participants’ actual physical activities. This study proposes to identify and categorize health outcomes impacted by daily physical activity and quantify the amount of physical activities by different transportation mode users in different areas associated with their daily travel activities. By employing recent wearable devices with sensing and global positioning system (GPS) tracking technology, the amount of physical and cardiovascular activities will be quantified by travel activities and transportation mode used. This research will help in incorporating human health into transportation planning by addressing health outcomes impacted by physical and cardiovascular activities associated with transportation options.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $129969
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC 17-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Principal Investigators:

    Oh, Jun-Seok

    Mattingly, Stephen

    Al-Fuqaha, Ala

    Lee, Sangwoo

    Williams, James

  • Start Date: 20170815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646251
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC 17-04
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2017 12:41PM