New ways of assessing fitness

One recent award from NIH is a collaborative effort between ASU Exercise and Wellness Professor Glenn Gaesser and a biomedical engineering business. Their goal is to develop an artificial neural network-based integrated heart rate and physical activity monitor to better assess both quality and quantity of physical activity in children and adults of all ages. The more than $2 million award runs through June 2013.Dr Gaesser is a leading advocate of the idea that we need to focus on fitness rather than fatness to really understand how and why obesity is so dangerous. Read more