Actigraphy is a measure of sleep patterns.
Using the actigraph is extremely simple. Just put it on the ankle of our infant participants, like you would a watch, and the actigraph will start recording automatically. There are no lights, beeps or buzzes to interfere with regular day-to-day activity and the only input we require is for the grown-ups to note down what time the infants went to bed and got up the next morning.
When the actigraph is brought back to the lab, the data will be downloaded from it and we will be able to chart the sleep patterns, and calculate the quality of sleep.
Infants will wear this bracelet for several nights in order to collect enough data on their individual sleep patterns. Parents will be given a quick tutorial with a research assistant on how to use the equipment beforehand. Our team is happy to go through any questions or concerns you might have!