By the Numbers: The Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory

The Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, (PAEL), celebrated its grand opening in Williamson Hall on Wednesday, April 8. Dr. Zan Gao, Ph.D., is the laboratory’s director. The new space is filled with interactive technologies dedicated to physical activity.

Check out the tech specs, by the numbers:

  • 62 Active Video Game Systems, including:
    • 4 Wii Us
    • 8 Wiis
    • 12 Xbox 360 Kinects
    • 3 Xbox One Kinects
    • 3 Dance Dance Revolution Stations
    • 32 LeapTvs
  • 14 Smart TVs
  • 105 Actigraph GT3X+ accelerometers
  • 35 Polar M400 Sport Watch and Activity Trackers
  • 1 Elliptical machine, treadmill, and electric bike
  • 1 Ironman Segmental Body Composition Monitor
  • 1 Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
  • 1 FITNESSGRAM testing kit
  • Multiple DV Camcorders and digital cameras

About PAEL: The mission of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory is to improve the health of Americans through empirical research, increasing public awareness, and policy advocacy on issues in relation to physical activity intervention, physical activity correlates, physical health, and obesity.


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