StepsCount, creator/developer of the Piezo Series activity trackers and the LogYourSteps healhy changes platform, are based in Deep River, Ontario, Canada. They believe evidence based tools support healthy choices & real behavior change. The Piezo pedometer series is considered the research gold standard for step and step based physical activity tracking. The affordable Piezo series are the only validated & guideline based physical activity monitoring devices. A Piezo is the physical activity monitoring device of choice for medical professionals, education professionals and corporations. As of 2016, the PiezoRx, the first medical grade exercise prescription device and the only device that specifically tracks the Physical Activity Guidelines , was recognized as a Class 1 Medical Device by Health Canada.
Piezo activity trackers utilize a true uniaxial piezoelectric sensor, have a 3V lithium cell battery with a secondary data back-up battery. The models capture a range of evidence/guideline based data including Steps, MVPA, minutes of MVPA per week, BOUTS (based on MPA threshold), MPA, VPA, TPA.
The bluetooth PiezoRxD and PiezoKD offer 160 days of data as well as Q 10 minute step report. MPA, VPA Thresholds and Step Filter are adjustable.
Piezo devices have been validated by independent researchers. Findings include: (* published, # pending publication)
LogYourSteps is the Piezo based software platform. It offers guideline based goal setting and progress tracking, healthy choice challenges and administration platforms for researchers, clinics, schools, and corporations. landing page branding, creative metrics and intuitive/responsive interface make it an affordable and effective option for promoting healthy lifestyles.