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Research / Discovery

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June 14, 2013

The Physical Activity Laboratory is seeking healthy, overweight, non-smoking volunteers for a study to develop a new device that monitors your physical activity and energy expenditure.

The Physical Activity Laboratory is seeking healthy, overweight, non-smoking volunteers, aged 18-45, for a study to develop a new device that monitors your physical activity and energy expenditure.

Participants should be sedentary (exercise less than two to three times per week), and should not be currently taking prescription medications or using any illicit drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine. 

The study measurements will include:

  • Body composition (percentage body fat)
  • Resting and exercise caloric expenditure
  • Fitness assessment
  • Heart health
  • Bone density

The study will require about 9 hours total to complete, including one visit to the CSU Human Performance and Clinical Research Laboratories and another to a UCD Health Sciences Center lab in Denver. The first visit will take about 1 hour, and the second visit will take about 8 hours (including travel to/from Denver).     Compensation will be provided for participation.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to palab@cahs.colostate.edu or call (970) 492-4072.

CSU Project title: Development of a Physical Activity Biofeedback Device for Weight Management. Researcher: Ray Browning, Ph.D. This study has been approved by CSU's Institutional Review Board (Protocol No. 12-3526).