Human Performance & Exercise Science Lab, Northeastern University

Cause Area

  • Computers & Technology
  • Employment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors
  • Sports & Recreation


520 Behrakis, 30 Leon StreetBoston, MA 02115 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We aim to disseminate not-for-profit academic research on new methodologies for the measurement and promotion of physical activity in daily life. Our current focus is on improving measurement of daily physical activities in seniors using wearable technologies.


Northeastern’s Human Performance Lab invites you to take part in our new, exciting research study to test a personalized health behavior coaching system to improve your health, fitness and prevent weight gain.

We are looking for office employees with seated desk jobs who are working on-site or from their home in Boston and who wish to improve their physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices. The study lasts 6.5 months and requires three 2-hour visits to the lab for measurement sessions. The remainder of measurements and health coaching will be administered remotely.

To be eligible, volunteers must be between 60 and 85 years of age, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2, employed in a seated-desk job, not have any prior history or diagnoses of diabetes, cardiovascular or musculoskeletal diseases, and not currently engaged in any structured physical activity or exercise on more than 2 days/week.


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