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Study aims and design

Kids’Cam aimed to explore children’s everyday environments by documenting what children see and where they go throughout the day - while at home, at school and during most other activities. To directly and objectively capture the environment in which children live, children were asked to wear a GPS device, and a camera that hangs around the neck that automatically took still photographs every 10 seconds. Each participant wrre the devices for four days.  This project was one of the first in the world to use these cutting-edge technologies to explore children’s environments.

Click to view the Kids'Cam Methods Protocol, Annotation Protocol and Drinks Annotation Protocol.

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Study participants

168 children from Year 8 at selected schools in the Wellington region took part in this study.


Study progress

The study results were published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine in September 2017.

Study Progress

Lead Researcher

The Kids'Cam study was led by Associate Professor Louise Signal at the University of Otago Wellington.

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