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Sleep study comparison using the Apple Watch and the Philips Actiwatch

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Fourteen healthy adults (9 males, 5 females) were recruited by word of mouth and direct approach to participate in a sleep study. The Queensland University of Technology Human Research Ethics Committee (#1800000242) approved all procedures, and all participants gave their signed consent prior participating the study. 

This dataset contain the records of participants' movement during their sleep at home.

Participants were asked to wear Apple Watches and Actiwatches (Philips) on their non-dominant wrist for two consecutive nights. All wearable devices were then returned for data extraction. One participant forgot to charge the Apple Watch so we lost one night of data and were left with 27 nights from 14 participants.

This dataset was created as part of the PhD of Sirinthip Roomkham since 2012 through the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology.


Download and unzip the sleep dataset. The dataset contain 27 files.

The filename is based on participants and the nights of recording, as following examples:

  • p02_n01_ready.csv : this is the Participant 2 (p02), and it is the first night of recording (n01)
  • p02_n02_ready.csv : this is the Participant 2 (p02), and it is the second night of recording (n02)

Each file contain five columns:

  • timestamp : date and time
  • Actiwatch activity counts : the activity counts of Actiwatch Spectrum
  • Actiware classification : the sleep classification 0= sleep, 1 = wake
  • Apple Watch ENMO: Elucidean Norm Minus One

Geographical area of data collection

153.317870,-26.996845 152.668523,-26.996845 152.668523,-27.767441 153.317870,-27.767441 153.317870,-26.996845


Roomkham, Sirinthip, Hittle, Michael, Lovell, David, & Perrin, Dimitri (2018) Can we use the Apple Watch to measure sleep reliably? In Sleep DownUnder 2018, 30th ASM of Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 17–20 October 2018, Brisbane, Qld. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/126086/

Research areas

Sleep Study
Apple Watch
Mobile Applications

Cite this collection

Roomkham, Sirinthip; Michael , Hittle; Joseph , Cheung; David , Lovell; Emmanuel , Mignot; Dimitri, Perrin (2019): Sleep study comparison using the Apple Watch and the Philips Actiwatch. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5cc28f62e81ad

Data file types

Data file types include .csv files.


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC-BY-NC)


© Queensland University of Technology, 2019.

Dates of data collection

From 2017 to 2020


Has association with
David Lovell  (Researcher)
Dimitri Perrin  (Researcher)


Name: Dr. Dimitri Perrin
Phone: +61 7 3138 1923


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Published - Open Access