The proposed study will test the effect of a fitness band combined with monetary incentives on the fitness activity of participants. Participants will be given a fitness band to wear that monitors their number of steps taken each day, over a period of a month, and transmits the information to a central server. Each day they walk 10,000 steps, they will receive $10 (paid out at the end of the 30 days). Data will be transmitted to researchers in anonymized form, without individual identifiers. Researchers will analyse the data to determine whether the incentives had an effect on number of steps taken, and in turn various health indicators.
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