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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774612/elastic-fiber-supercapacitors-for-wearable-energy-storage
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REVIEW
Si Qin, Shayan Seyedin, Jizhen Zhang, Zhiyu Wang, Fangli Yang, Yuqing Liu, Jun Chen, Joselito M Razal
The development of wearable devices such as smart watches, intelligent garments, and wearable health-monitoring devices calls for suitable energy storage devices which have matching mechanical properties and can provide sufficient power for a reasonable duration. Stretchable fiber-based supercapacitors are emerging as a promising candidates for this purpose because they are lightweight, flexible, have high energy and power density, and the potential for easy integration into traditional textile processes. An important characteristic that is oftentimes ignored is stretchability-fiber supercapacitors should be able to accommodate large elongation during use, endure a range of bending motions, and then revert to its original form without compromising electrical and electrochemical performance...
May 17, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773529/development-of-a-just-in-time-adaptive-mhealth-intervention-for-insomnia-usability-study
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I Wayan Pulantara, Bambang Parmanto, Anne Germain
BACKGROUND: Healthy sleep is a fundamental component of physical and brain health. Insomnia, however, is a prevalent sleep disorder that compromises functioning, productivity, and health. Therefore, developing efficient treatment delivery methods for insomnia can have significant societal and personal health impacts. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) is the recommended first-line treatment of insomnia but access is currently limited for patients, since treatment must occur in specialty sleep clinics, which suffer from an insufficient number of trained clinicians...
May 17, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768372/technologies-for-participatory-medicine-and-health-promotion-in-the-elderly-population
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Laura Nieto-Riveiro, Betania Groba, M Carmen Miranda, Patricia Concheiro, Alejandro Pazos, Thais Pousada, Javier Pereira
INTRODUCTION: The progressive aging of the population is a socio-demographic phenomenon experienced by most countries in the world in recent decades, especially in Japan and in many European Union countries. During this process, so-called "geriatric syndromes" frequently occur. The focus of this study is the quality of life of the elderly in relation to these 3 factors: risk of falls, urinary incontinence, and insomnia. OBJECTIVE: The main purpose is to determine the impact of a multifactorial intervention program implemented with institutionalized elderly people...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758958/the-non-contact-biometric-identified-bio-signal-measurement-sensor-and-algorithms
#4
Chan-Il Kim, Jong-Ha Lee
In these days, wearable devices have been developed for effectively measuring biological data. However, these devices have tissue allege and noise problem. To solve these problems, biometric measurement based on a non-contact method, such as face image sequencing is developed. This makes it possible to measure biometric data without any operation and side effects. However, it is impossible for a remote center to identify the person whose data are measured by the novel methods. In this paper, we propose the novel non-contact heart rate and blood pressure imaging system, Deep Health Eye...
April 25, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750202/-geriactive-wearable-app-for-monitoring-and-encouraging-physical-activity-among-older-adults
#5
George Boateng, John A Batsis, Patrick Proctor, Ryan Halter, David Kotz
The ability to monitor a person's level of daily activity can inform self-management of physical activity and assist in augmenting behavioral interventions. For older adults, the importance of regular physical activity is critical to reduce the risk of long-term disability. In this work, we present GeriActive , an application on the Amulet wrist-worn device that monitors in real time older adults' daily activity levels (low, moderate and vigorous), which we categorized using metabolic equivalents (METs). The app implements an activity-level detection model we developed using a linear Support Vector Machine (SVM)...
March 2018: ... International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741360/a-wearable-sweat-sensing-patch-for-dynamic-sweat-secretion-analysis
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Hnin Yin Yin Nyein, Li-Chia Tai, Quynh P Ngo, Minghan Chao, George Zhang, Wei Gao, Mallika Bariya, James Bullock, Hyungjin Kim, Hossain M Fahad, Ali Javey
Wearable sweat sensing is a rapidly rising research driven by its promising potential in health, fitness and diagnostic applications. Despite the growing field, major challenges in relation to sweat metrics remain to be addressed. These challenges include sweat rate monitoring for its complex relation with sweat compositions and sweat sampling for sweat dynamics studies. In this work, we present a flexible microfluidic sweat sensing patch that enhances real-time electrochemical sensing and sweat rate analysis via sweat sampling...
May 9, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735689/wireless-intraoral-hybrid-electronics-for-real-time-quantification-of-sodium-intake-toward-hypertension-management
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Yongkuk Lee, Connor Howe, Saswat Mishra, Dong Sup Lee, Musa Mahmood, Matthew Piper, Youngbin Kim, Katie Tieu, Hun-Soo Byun, James P Coffey, Mahdis Shayan, Youngjae Chun, Richard M Costanzo, Woon-Hong Yeo
Recent wearable devices offer portable monitoring of biopotentials, heart rate, or physical activity, allowing for active management of human health and wellness. Such systems can be inserted in the oral cavity for measuring food intake in regard to controlling eating behavior, directly related to diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. However, existing devices using plastic circuit boards and rigid sensors are not ideal for oral insertion. A user-comfortable system for the oral cavity requires an ultrathin, low-profile, and soft electronic platform along with miniaturized sensors...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726698/on-the-use-of-wearable-physiological-monitors-to-assess-heat-strain-during-occupational-heat-stress
#8
Sean R Notley, Andreas D Flouris, Glen P Kenny
Workers in many industries are required to perform arduous work in high heat stress conditions, which can lead to rapid increases in body temperature that elevate the risk of heat-related illness or even death. Traditionally, effort to mitigate work-related heat injury has been directed to the assessment of environmental heat stress (e.g., wet-bulb globe temperature), rather than the associated physiological strain responses (e.g., heart rate, skin and core temperatures). However, since a workers physiological response to a given heat stress is modified independently by inter-individual factors (e...
May 4, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726391/incorporating-the-patient-experience-into-regulatory-decision-making-in-the-usa-europe-and-canada
#9
REVIEW
Paul G Kluetz, Daniel J O'Connor, Katherine Soltys
The clinical development of cancer therapeutics is a global undertaking, and incorporation of the patient experience into the clinical decision-making process is of increasing interest to the international regulatory and health policy community. Disease and treatment-related symptoms and their effect on patient function and health-related quality of life are important outcomes to consider. The identification of methods to scientifically assess, analyse, interpret, and present these clinical outcomes requires sustained international collaboration by multiple stakeholders including patients, clinicians, scientists, and policy makers...
May 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724227/mobile-gpu-based-implementation-of-automatic-analysis-method-for-long-term-ecg
#10
Xiaomao Fan, Qihang Yao, Ye Li, Runge Chen, Yunpeng Cai
BACKGROUND: Long-term electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the important diagnostic assistant approaches in capturing intermittent cardiac arrhythmias. Combination of miniaturized wearable holters and healthcare platforms enable people to have their cardiac condition monitored at home. The high computational burden created by concurrent processing of numerous holter data poses a serious challenge to the healthcare platform. An alternative solution is to shift the analysis tasks from healthcare platforms to the mobile computing devices...
May 3, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720359/diffusion-of-the-digital-health-self-tracking-movement-in-canada-results-of-a-national-survey
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Guy Paré, Chad Leaver, Claire Bourget
BACKGROUND: With the ever-increasing availability of mobile apps, consumer wearables, and smart medical devices, more and more individuals are self-tracking and managing their personal health data. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diffusion of the digital self-tracking movement in Canada. It provides a comprehensive, yet detailed account of this phenomenon. It examines the profile of digital self-trackers, traditional self-trackers, and nontrackers, further investigating the primary motivations for self-tracking and reasons for nontracking; barriers to adoption of connected care technologies; users' appreciation of their self-tracking devices, including what they perceive to be the main benefits; factors that influence people's intention to continue using connected care technologies in the future; and the reasons for usage discontinuance...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714722/an-optimal-filter-for-short-photoplethysmogram-signals
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Yongbo Liang, Mohamed Elgendi, Zhencheng Chen, Rabab Ward
A photoplethysmogram (PPG) contains a wealth of cardiovascular system information, and with the development of wearable technology, it has become the basic technique for evaluating cardiovascular health and detecting diseases. However, due to the varying environments in which wearable devices are used and, consequently, their varying susceptibility to noise interference, effective processing of PPG signals is challenging. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the optimal filter and filter order to be used for PPG signal processing to make the systolic and diastolic waves more salient in the filtered PPG signal using the skewness quality index...
May 1, 2018: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713795/digital-health-a-new-dimension-in-rheumatology-patient-care
#13
REVIEW
Suchitra Kataria, Vinod Ravindran
The new digital health innovations have opened up several opportunities to help the clinicians, patients and other caregivers of rheumatology healthcare system in maximizing efficiencies resulting in better patient outcomes. In the global context, digital health technology has the potential to bridge the distance gap between all the key stakeholders involved in rheumatology health care. In this review, we update on the recent advances in the field of digital health and highlight unique features of these technologies which would help in routine care...
April 30, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712629/recommendations-for-assessment-of-the-reliability-sensitivity-and-validity-of-data-provided-by-wearable-sensors-designed-for-monitoring-physical-activity
#14
Peter Düking, Franz Konstantin Fuss, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Billy Sperlich
Although it is becoming increasingly popular to monitor parameters related to training, recovery, and health with wearable sensor technology (wearables), scientific evaluation of the reliability, sensitivity, and validity of such data is limited and, where available, has involved a wide variety of approaches. To improve the trustworthiness of data collected by wearables and facilitate comparisons, we have outlined recommendations for standardized evaluation. We discuss the wearable devices themselves, as well as experimental and statistical considerations...
April 30, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709718/commonly-available-activity-tracker-apps-and-wearables-as-a-mental-health-outcome-indicator-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-among-young-adults-with-psychological-distress
#15
Alissa Knight, Niranjan Bidargaddi
BACKGROUND: Monitoring is integral to adequately recognise and track mental health indicators of symptoms and functioning. Early identification of warning signs from digital footprints could facilitate adaptive and dynamic just in-time monitoring and care for individuals with common mental disorders. METHODS: Self-report data on mental health and lifestyle behaviour from 120 male and female Australian young adults experiencing psychological distress were collected online...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701154/technological-solutions-for-older-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-review
#16
Petra Maresova, Signe Tomsone, Petre Lameski, Joana Madureira, Ana Mendes, Eftim Zdravevski, Ivan Chorbev, Vladimir Trajkovik, Moriah Ellen, Kasper Rodile
In the nineties, numerous studies began to highlight the problem of the increasing number of people with Alzheimer's disease in developed countries, especially in the context of demographic progress. At the same time, the 21st century is typical of the development of advanced technologies that penetrate all areas of human life. Digital devices, sensors, and intelligent applications are tools that can help seniors and allow better communication and control of their caregivers. The aim of the paper is to provide an up-to-date summary of the use of technological solutions for improving health and safety for people with Alzheimer's disease...
April 27, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693379/skin-inspired-electronics-an-emerging-paradigm
#17
Sihong Wang, Jin Young Oh, Jie Xu, Helen Tran, Zhenan Bao
Future electronics will take on more important roles in people's lives. They need to allow more intimate contact with human beings to enable advanced health monitoring, disease detection, medical therapies, and human-machine interfacing. However, current electronics are rigid, nondegradable and cannot self-repair, while the human body is soft, dynamic, stretchable, biodegradable, and self-healing. Therefore, it is critical to develop a new class of electronic materials that incorporate skinlike properties, including stretchability for conformable integration, minimal discomfort and suppressed invasive reactions; self-healing for long-term durability under harsh mechanical conditions; and biodegradability for reducing environmental impact and obviating the need for secondary device removal for medical implants...
April 25, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692887/analyzing-the-changes-of-health-condition-and-social-capital-of-elderly-people-using-wearable-devices
#18
Siyu Zhou, Atsushi Ogihara, Shoji Nishimura, Qun Jin
Purpose: Rapid developments in information technology have enabled wearable devices to be applied in the health field. In elderly adults, wearable devices aid in data collection and exerts a positive effect on their social capital. This study evaluated the changes in these two parameters among elderly adults using wearable devices, and analyzed the effect of these devices on their daily lives. Methods: We selected 18 elderly people using wearable devices, between February and May 2017...
December 2018: Health Information Science and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687110/challenges-and-perspectives-in-continuous-glucose-monitoring
#19
Benjamin Jasha van Enter, Elizabeth von Hauff
Diabetes is a global epidemic that threatens the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of people. The first step in patient treatment is to monitor glucose levels. Currently this is most commonly done using enzymatic strips. This approach suffers from several limitations, namely it requires a blood sample and is therefore invasive, the quality and the stability of the enzymatic strips vary widely, and the patient is burdened by performing the measurement themselves. This results in dangerous fluctuations in glucose levels often going undetected...
April 24, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670758/remote-biomonitoring-of-temperatures-in-mothers-and-newborns-design-development-and-testing-of-a-wearable-sensor-device-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-india
#20
Prem K Mony, Prashanth Thankachan, Swarnarekha Bhat, Suman Rao, Maryann Washington, Sumi Antony, Annamma Thomas, Sheela C Nagarajarao, Hiteshwar Rao, Bharadwaj Amrutur
Objective: Newer technologies such as wearables, sensors, mobile telephony and computing offer opportunities to monitor vital physiological parameters and tackle healthcare problems, thereby improving access and quality of care. We describe the design, development and testing of a wearable sensor device for remote biomonitoring of body temperatures in mothers and newborns in southern India. Methods: Based on client needs and technological requirements, a wearable sensor device was designed and developed using principles of 'social innovation' design...
April 2018: BMJ Innovations
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