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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227893/wearable-embroidered-muscle-activity-sensing-device-for-the-human-upper-leg
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R B Ribas Manero, A Shafti, B Michael, J Grewal, J Ll Ribas Fernandez, K Althoefer, M J Howard, R B Ribas Manero, A Shafti, B Michael, J Grewal, J Ll Ribas Fernandez, K Althoefer, M J Howard, K Althoefer, B Michael, A Shafti, J Ll Ribas Fernandez, J Grewal, M J Howard
Within the last decade, running has become one of the most popular physical activities in the world. Although the benefits of running are numerous, there is a risk of Running Related Injuries (RRIs) of the lower extremities. Electromyography (EMG) techniques have previously been used to study causes of RRIs, but the complexity of this technology limits its use to a laboratory setting. As running is primarily an outdoors activity, this lack of technology acts as a barrier to the study of RRIs in natural environments...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227822/a-wrist-worn-spo2-monitor-with-custom-finger-probe-for-motion-artifact-removal
#2
S P Preejith, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, S P Preejith, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Sp Preejith, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam
Continuous monitoring of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) level and heart rate is critical in surgery, ICUs and patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. Pulse oximeters which compute SpO2 using transmittance photoplethysmography (PPG), is widely accepted for continuous monitoring. Presence of motion artifacts in PPG signals is a major obstacle in the extraction of reliable cardiovascular parameters, in real time and continuous monitoring applications. In this paper, a wrist worn device with a custom finger probe with an integrated accelerometer to remove motion artifacts is presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227785/blood-hero-an-application-for-encouraging-the-blood-donation-by-applying-gamification
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Daniela C L Domingos, Luis F S G Lima, Thiago F Messias, Jose V L Feijo, Anthony A R Diniz, Heliana B Soares, Daniela C L Domingos, Luis F S G Lima, Thiago F Messias, Jose V L Feijo, Anthony A R Diniz, Heliana B Soares, Heliana B Soares, Daniela C L Domingos, Thiago F Messias, Jose V L Feijo, Luis F S G Lima, Anthony A R Diniz
There is a strong need for actions to supply the blood demand in the World. Based on this fact, it was designed an application, named `Blood Hero', by applying the `gamification' concept, which allows users to be rewarded by social acts related to the blood donation. It takes advantage of the application of mobile devices, implementing a specific social network, to attract and retain blood donators. This application makes possible an interaction between users and blood centers, and is being tested aiming at evaluating its acceptance and impact in bloodstocks...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227784/an-analytics-based-clinical-decision-support-system-for-cvd-risk-assessment-and-management
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Shreya Anand, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Shreya Anand, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Shreya Anand, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of disability and premature death throughout the world. Acute coronary events and other cardiovascular events frequently occur suddenly, and are often fatal before medical care can be given. Risk factor modification can reduce clinical events and premature death in people with established cardiovascular disease as well as in those who are at high cardiovascular risk due to one or more risk factors. In this work, India specific World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension (WHO-ISH) guidelines has been implemented to stratify the subjects by their risk profile...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227719/a-telepresence-wheelchair-using-cellular-network-infrastructure-in-outdoor-environments
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Van Kha Ly Ha, Tuan Nghia Nguyen, Hung T Nguyen, Van Kha Ly Ha, Tuan Nghia Nguyen, Hung T Nguyen, Van Kha Ly Ha, Tuan Nghia Nguyen, Hung T Nguyen
Mobile wireless network technology has grown rapidly over the past decade with emerging applications and services. Particularly, the fourth generation (4G) cellular network has acted as a bridge between telecommunication technology and daily life applications. In this paper, we present an investigation into a telepresence wheelchair in outdoor environments employing cellular network infrastructure instead of using local wireless networks in indoor environments. Experiments were carried out to demonstrate remote interaction and control from a long distance and across countries...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227716/heart-activity-monitoring-using-3d-hologram-based-on-smartphone
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Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Jinseok Lee, Heewon Chung
In this paper, we used smartphone to obtained pulsatile signal from a fingertip by illuminating the skin tissue using flashlight and with an on-board camera to record the change of the light intensity reflected from the tissue. The pulsatile signal is produced by analyzing average green component values of the frames taken by the camera and the heart rate is estimated in real time by detecting the pulse peaks. Based on each instant obtained heartbeat, we design a heart animation that beats according to each interval of the heartbeat...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227585/tribowalk-triboelectric-dual-functional-wireless-system-for-gait-monitoring-and-energy-harvesting
#7
Xian Li, Hui Huang, Ye Sun, Xian Li, Hui Huang, Ye Sun, Ye Sun, Hui Huang, Xian Li
In this paper, we report the design and validation of a novel wearable wireless system, TriboWalk, for gait monitoring and motion energy harvesting based on triboelectrification. Gait analysis is an important diagnostic method for medical rehabilitation. The TriboWalk system is capable of gait monitoring and analysis by capturing gait timing parameters and ground contact force (GCF) pattern based on four tribo-elements on each shoe sole. The tribo-elements are removable and easily placed on different shoes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227554/cortical-excitability-effects-of-stimulation-intensity-change-speed-during-nmes
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Shenglong Jiang, Zhongpeng Wang, Weibo Yi, Feng He, Shuang Liu, Hongzhi Qi, Dong Ming, Shenglong Jiang, Zhongpeng Wang, Weibo Yi, Feng He, Shuang Liu, Hongzhi Qi, Dong Ming, Shuang Liu, Shenglong Jiang, Zhonapeng Wang, Dong Ming, Feng He, Qi Hongzhi, Weibo Yi
Rehabilitation method of motor dysfunction is a challenging issue of neural rehabilitation. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been frequently used in rehabilitation therapy to improve neural recovery such as stroke and spinal cord injury. Stimulus, acting on sensorimotor neural system components, resulted in the increased cortical excitability which accompanied with motor performance improvement. Stimulus information conveyed by sensory system included below four elementary attributes: modality, location, intensity, and timing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227542/biologically-inspired-multi-layered-synthetic-skin-for-tactile-feedback-in-prosthetic-limbs
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Luke Osborn, Harrison Nguyen, Joseph Betthauser, Rahul Kaliki, Nitish Thakor, Luke Osborn, Harrison Nguyen, Joseph Betthauser, Rahul Kaliki, Nitish Thakor, Joseph Betthauser, Luke Osborn, Nitish Thakor, Rahul Kaliki, Harrison Nguyen
The human body offers a template for many state-of-the-art prosthetic devices and sensors. In this work, we present a novel, sensorized synthetic skin that mimics the natural multi-layered nature of mechanoreceptors found in healthy glabrous skin to provide tactile information. The multi-layered sensor is made up of flexible piezoresistive textiles that act as force sensitive resistors (FSRs) to convey tactile information, which are embedded within a silicone rubber to resemble the compliant nature of human skin...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227310/analysis-of-glottal-source-parameters-in-parkinsonian-speech
#10
Jane Hanratty, Catherine Deegan, Mary Walsh, Barry Kirkpatrick, Jane Hanratty, Catherine Deegan, Mary Walsh, Barry Kirkpatrick, Mary Walsh, Barry Kirkpatrick, Jane Hanratty, Catherine Deegan
Diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson's disease has a number of challenges as there is no definitive biomarker despite the broad range of symptoms. Research is ongoing to produce objective measures that can either diagnose Parkinson's or act as an objective decision support tool. Recent research on speech based measures have demonstrated promising results. This study aims to investigate the characteristics of the glottal source signal in Parkinsonian speech. An experiment is conducted in which a selection of glottal parameters are tested for their ability to discriminate between healthy and Parkinsonian speech...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227241/changes-in-st-qt-and-rr-ecg-intervals-during-acute-stress-in-firefighters-a-pilot-study
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Joana S Paiva, Susana Rodrigues, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Joana S Paiva, Susana Rodrigues, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Susana Rodrigues, Joana S Paiva
Firefighting is a stressful occupation. The monitoring of psychophysiological measures in those professionals can be a way to prevent and early detect cardiac diseases and other stress-related problems. The current study aimed to assess morphological changes in the ECG signal induced by acute stress. A laboratory protocol was conducted among 6 firefighters, including a laboratory stress-inducer task - the Trier Social Stress Task (TSST) - and a 2-choice reaction time task (CRTT) that was performed before (CRTT1) and after (CRTT2) the stress condition...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227240/measurement-of-shank-angle-during-stance-using-laser-range-finders
#12
Pouya Amiri, Luke J MacLean, Robert E Kearney, Pouya Amiri, Luke J MacLean, Robert E Kearney, Robert E Kearney, Luke J MacLean, Pouya Amiri
Ankle joint stiffness, the dynamic relationship between the joint angle and the torque acting about it, plays an important role in the control of upright stance. In order to identify the contribution of ankle joint stiffness to stance control, ankle joint must be perturbed externally. One way to do this is to displace the foot that will cause shank movement. For identification, the ankle angle must be measured with high accuracy, for which we need to measure both foot and shank angles. However, most motion capture systems do not have the resolution and accuracy needed to measure the small ankle joint movements that occur during stance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227036/using-i2b2-to-bootstrap-rural-health-analytics-and-learning-networks
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Daniel R Harris, Adam D Baus, Tamela J Harper, Traci D Jarrett, Cecil R Pollard, Jeffery C Talbert, Daniel R Harris, Adam D Baus, Tamela J Harper, Traci D Jarrett, Cecil R Pollard, Jeffery C Talbert, Jeffery C Talbert, Daniel R Harris, Traci D Jarrett, Tamela J Harper, Adam D Baus, Cecil R Pollard
We demonstrate that the open-source i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) data model can be used to bootstrap rural health analytics and learning networks. These networks promote communication and research initiatives by providing the infrastructure necessary for sharing data and insights across a group of healthcare and research partners. Data integration remains a crucial challenge in connecting rural healthcare sites with a common data sharing and learning network due to the lack of interoperability and standards within electronic health records...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227028/a-data-model-to-support-the-evaluation-of-coordinating-care-eu-programmes-in-the-context-of-the-act-programme
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P Natsiavas, D Filos, I Chouvarda, Ch Maramis, R van der Heijden, H Schonenberg, S Pauws, C Bescos, N Maglaveras, P Natsiavas, D Filos, I Chouvarda, C Maramis, R van der Heijden, H Schonenberg, S Pauws, C Bescos, N Maglaveras, R van der Heijden, P Natsiavas, S Pauws, Ch Maramis, C Bescos, D Filos, N Maglaveras, I Chouvarda, H Schonenberg
Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) is a European Union (EU) project, completed last October, which has developed a framework for evaluating and improving pioneering health care programs regarding coordinating care and telehealth (CC & TH) across specific EU regions. In this paper we present the key design decisions of the project's data model and the challenges faced. We focus on the definition of the multi-dimensional indicators in order to overcome data incompleteness and heterogeneity issues...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226667/automatic-seizure-detection-using-correlation-integral-with-nonlinear-adaptive-denoising-and-kalman-filter
#15
Hongda Wang, Chiu-Sing Choy, Hongda Wang, Chiu-Sing Choy, Hongda Wang, Chiu-Sing Choy
The ability of correlation integral for automatic seizure detection using scalp EEG data has been re-examined in this paper. To facilitate the detection performance and overcome the shortcoming of correlation integral, nonlinear adaptive denoising and Kalman filter have been adopted for pre-processing and post-processing. The three-stage algorithm has achieved 84.6% sensitivity and 0.087/h false detection rate, which are comparable to many machine learning based methods, but at much lower computational cost...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226566/quantifying-the-human-robot-interaction-forces-between-a-lower-limb-exoskeleton-and-healthy-users
#16
Ashish Rathore, Matthew Wilcox, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez, Rui Loureiro, Tom Carlson, Ashish Rathore, Matthew Wilcox, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez, Rui Loureiro, Tom Carlson, Rui Loureiro, Matthew Wilcox, Ashish Rathore, Tom Carlson, Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez
To counter the many disadvantages of prolonged wheelchair use, patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are beginning to turn towards robotic exoskeletons. However, we are currently unaware of the magnitude and distribution of forces acting between the user and the exoskeleton. This is a critical issue, as SCI patients have an increased susceptibility to skin lesions and pressure ulcer development. Therefore, we developed a real-time force measuring apparatus, which was placed at the physical human-robot interface (pHRI) of a lower limb robotic exoskeleton...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226468/from-good-intentions-to-healthy-habits-towards-integrated-computational-models-of-goal-striving-and-habit-formation
#17
Peter Pirolli, Peter Pirolli, Peter Pirolli
Computational models were developed in the ACT-R neurocognitive architecture to address some aspects of the dynamics of behavior change. The simulations aim to address the day-to-day goal achievement data available from mobile health systems. The models refine current psychological theories of self-efficacy, intended effort, and habit formation, and provide an account for the mechanisms by which goal personalization, implementation intentions, and remindings work.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226467/wearable-deep-body-thermometers-and-their-uses-in-continuous-monitoring-for-daily-healthcare
#18
Ming Huang, Toshiyo Tamura, Takumi Yoshimura, Tadahiro Tsuchikawa, Shigehiko Kanaya, Ming Huang, Toshiyo Tamura, Takumi Yoshimura, Tadahiro Tsuchikawa, Shigehiko Kanaya, Toshiyo Tamura, Takumi Yoshimura, Ming Huang, Shigehiko Kanaya, Tadahiro Tsuchikawa
This paper introduces noninvasive deep body thermometers suitable for continuous deep body temperature (DBT) measurement. On the basis of their features, they were used in DBT monitoring for daily healthcare. A thermometer based on the dual-heat-flux method (T_DHFM), and an aural canal thermistor (ACT), were used in two studies of daily healthcare. The medical device CoreTemp by Terumo, based on the zero-heat-flux method, was also used for a DBT reference. The first study focused on preventing heat stroke in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, while the other focused on the temperature monitoring of patients with spinal cord injuries...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226426/physiological-mechanisms-for-stabilizing-the-limb-when-acting-against-physical-constraints
#19
P Senot, L Damm, M Tagliabue, J McIntyre, P Senot, L Damm, M Tagliabue, J McIntyre, P Senot, L Damm, M Tagliabue, J McIntyre
Smooth physical interaction with our environment, such as when working with tools, requires adaptability to unpredictable perturbations that can be achieved through impedance control of multi-joint limbs. Modulation of arm stiffness can be achieved either increasing co-contraction of antagonistic muscles or by increasing the gain of spinal reflex loops. According to the "automatic gain scaling" principle, the spinal reflex gain, as measured via the H-reflex, scales with muscle activation. A previous experiment from our labs suggested, however, that reflex gains might instead be scaled to the force exerted by the limb, perhaps as a means to counteract destabilizing external forces...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226405/comparative-effectiveness-of-long-acting-beta2-agonist-combined-with-a-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-or-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Jennifer C Samp, Min J Joo, Glen T Schumock, Gregory S Calip, A Simon Pickard, Todd A Lee
INTRODUCTION: Several dual bronchodilator fixed dose inhaler medications were recently approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These products combine a long-acting beta2 -agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). In clinical trials, the separate mechanisms of the bronchodilators resulted in improved lung function. COPD treatment guidelines currently recommend combination LABA/LAMA as alternative therapy to combination LABA/ inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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