EXCERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RESOURCE CENTER (EPARC)

The Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC), part of the Qualcomm Institute’s Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (CWPHS), is a campus recharge unit that offers state-of-the-science tools, resources, and services to assist physical activity and exercise-related research. We have a fully equipped laboratory to support the research community. You can rely on our staff’s expertise and experience in conducting comprehensive health-related fitness and performance assessments, or we can train your staff using up-to-date evidenced based best practice protocols. EPARC also offers equipment loan of accelerometers, heart rate monitors, GPS devices and other activity/location trackers as well as study consultation about how to use these devices in health-related research including processing and analyzing the data that they collect.

EPARC offers the following core services:

  • Graded exercise tests of metabolic and cardiorespiratory function
  • Bone densitometry and body composition analysis
  • Balance assessment
  • Training in Exercise Is Medicine (EIM)
  • Training of research staff in assessing fitness and volume of activity in the field.
  • Equipment loan
  • Study consultation, data collection, and data interpretati

In addition to serving as an assessment and training resource for the university research community, EPARC is pleased to offer services to the larger San Diego research community and beyond, particularly the commercial health and fitness sector, and groups developing devices to quantify (or qualify) activity and health. In this capacity, we are skilled and experienced in assessing and validating new technologies under non-disclosure agreements, and working with R&D departments to improve wireless devices designed to monitor, track, and/or improve health and athletic performance.

Director: Kevin Patrick, MD, Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems PI
Contact: David Wing | Email | (858) 534-9315
Recharge rate: For full details and internal/external recharge rates, see recharge details here.
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