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Open-source software tools

HABITUS currently builds on four existing open-source software tools: PALMSpy, GGIR, Activity Counts and PALMSplus. In HABITUS, the tools have been linked and given a joint user interface making it easier for users to process their accelerometer and GPS data.

More information about each of the four tools can be found online, where they also can be downloaded.

GGIR by Vincent van Hees and colleagues

Activity Counts by Ruben Brondeel and colleagues

PALMSpy By Emiliano Molinaro

PALMSplus By Tom Stewart

In the near future, HABITUS will become available as a downloadable Docker package that can be installed to run on other cloud computing systems, or a high-end desktop.

Links to other accelerometer or GPS data processing software tools

MIMS-unit algorithmby Qu Tang and colleagues

UK Biobank accelerometer analysis tools

Accelerometer Repository by Kimberly Clevenger and colleagues

Health Behavior in Space by Deborah Salvo and colleagues

PyActigraphy by Grégory Hammad and colleagues

Software development

As with any open-source software, HABITUS is a work in progress. We will keep developing it for our projects and needs, and we are always keen to collaborate with others, integrate new functionality, and improve existing functions.


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Last Updated 03.01.2024