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Table 3 Participants’ experiences with the smart wristband

From: Feasibility of smart wristbands for continuous monitoring during pregnancy and one month after birth

  First follow-up call, 2 weeks after the recruitment n = 20 Second trimester, weeks 13–28 n = 20 Third trimester, weeks 29–41 n = 18 Postpartum, weeks 1–4 after delivery n = 18
Total number of calls 20 57 55 20
Mean number of calls/participant 1 3 3 1.7
Functionality, mean (SD) (1 = very difficult – 5 = very easy) 4.5 (0.6) 4.6 (0.5) 4.6 (0.51) 4.2 (1.2)
Wearability, mean (SD) (1 = very uncomfortable − 5 = very comfortable) 4.0 (0.9) 4.1 (0.6) 4.2 (0.6) 3.9 (1.3)
Needed assistance with the smart wristband, n (%)
 No 16 (80%) 15 (75%) 18 (100%) 17 (94%)
 Yes 4 (20%) 5 (25%) 0 1 (6%)
Parameters of interest, n (%)a
 • Steps 19 (95%) 20 (100%) 18 (100%) 10 (56%)
 • Quality of sleep 15 (75%) 15 (75%) 11 (61%) 8 (44%)
 • Heart rate 12 (60%) 15 (75%) 11 (61%) 5 (28%)
 • Calorie consumption 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 6 (33%) 4 (22%)
 • Something else 3 (15%) 8 (40%) 8 (44%) 4 (22%)
 • Not following any 0 0 0 5 (28%)
  1. aThe participants were allowed to select multiple response options