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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522150/implementation-of-a-wearable-ultrasound-device-for-the-overnight-monitoring-of-tongue-base-deformation-during-obstructive-sleep-apnea-events
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Chi-Kai Weng, Jeng-Wen Chen, Po-Yang Lee, Chih-Chung Huang
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder characterized by the repeated collapse of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. Previous studies have reported that tongue base deformation may be a major contributing factor. However, overnight monitoring of tongue motion in patients with OSA has previously been impracticable. We developed a wearable ultrasound device for prolonged recording during natural sleep of the changes in tongue base thickness (TBT) in patients with OSA. The maximum TBT was fed into a polysomnography system so that physiologic signals and TBT data were simultaneously monitored...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508862/nanogenerator-based-dual-functional-and-self-powered-thin-patch-loudspeaker-or-microphone-for-flexible-electronics
#2
Wei Li, David Torres, Ramón Díaz, Zhengjun Wang, Changsheng Wu, Chuan Wang, Zhong Lin Wang, Nelson Sepúlveda
Ferroelectret nanogenerators were recently introduced as a promising alternative technology for harvesting kinetic energy. Here we report the device's intrinsic properties that allow for the bidirectional conversion of energy between electrical and mechanical domains; thus extending its potential use in wearable electronics beyond the power generation realm. This electromechanical coupling, combined with their flexibility and thin film-like form, bestows dual-functional transducing capabilities to the device that are used in this work to demonstrate its use as a thin, wearable and self-powered loudspeaker or microphone patch...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495352/reliability-of-commercially-available-sleep-and-activity-trackers-with-manual-switch-to-sleep-mode-activation-in-free-living-healthy-individuals
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Alexia Gruwez, Walter Libert, Lieveke Ameye, Marie Bruyneel
INTRODUCTION: Wearable health devices have become trendy among consumers, but it is not known whether they accurately measure sleep and physical activity parameters. To address this question, we have studied the measured data of two consumer-level activity monitors (Up Move Jawbone(®) (U) and Withings Pulse 02(®) (W)) and compared it with reference methods for sleep and activity recordings, namely the Bodymedia SenseWear Pro Armband(®) actigraph (SWA) and home-polysomnography (H-PSG)...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495249/heart-rate-variability-to-monitor-performance-in-elite-athletes-criticalities-and-avoidable-pitfalls
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Daniela Lucini, Ilaria Marchetti, Antonio Spataro, Mara Malacarne, Manuela Benzi, Stefano Tamorri, Roberto Sala, Massimo Pagani
BACKGROUND: Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a simple, non-invasive technique that is widely used in sport to assess sympatho-vagal regulation of the heart. Its employment is increasing partly due to the rising usage of wearable devices. However data acquisition using these devices may be suboptimal because they cannot discriminate between sinus and non-sinus beats and do not record any data regarding respiratory frequency. This information is mandatory for a correct clinical interpretation...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494333/implementing-monitoring-technologies-in-care-homes-for-people-with-dementia-a-qualitative-exploration-using-normalization-process-theory
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Alex Hall, Christine Brown Wilson, Emma Stanmore, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Ageing societies and a rising prevalence of dementia are associated with increasing demand for care home places. Monitoring technologies (e.g. bed-monitoring systems; wearable location-tracking devices) are appealing to care homes as they may enhance safety, increase resident freedom, and reduce staff burden. However, there are ethical concerns about the use of such technologies, and it is unclear how they might be implemented to deliver their full range of potential benefits...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487671/improved-mental-acuity-forecasting-with-an-individualized-quantitative-sleep-model
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Brent D Winslow, Nam Nguyen, Kimberly E Venta
Sleep impairment significantly alters human brain structure and cognitive function, but available evidence suggests that adults in developed nations are sleeping less. A growing body of research has sought to use sleep to forecast cognitive performance by modeling the relationship between the two, but has generally focused on vigilance rather than other cognitive constructs affected by sleep, such as reaction time, executive function, and working memory. Previous modeling efforts have also utilized subjective, self-reported sleep durations and were restricted to laboratory environments...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481252/wearable-contactless-respiration-sensor-based-on-multi-material-fibers-integrated-into-textile
#7
Philippe Guay, Stepan Gorgutsa, Sophie LaRochelle, Younes Messaddeq
In this paper, we report on a novel sensor for the contactless monitoring of the respiration rate, made from multi-material fibers arranged in the form of spiral antenna (2.45 GHz central frequency). High flexibility of the used composite metal-glass-polymer fibers permits their integration into a cotton t-shirt without compromising comfort or restricting movement of the user. At the same time, change of the antenna geometry, due to the chest expansion and the displacement of the air volume in the lungs, is found to cause a significant shift of the antenna operational frequency, thus allowing respiration detection...
May 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476662/a-novel-glm-based-method-for-the-automatic-identification-of-functional-events-aide-in-fnirs-data-recorded-in-naturalistic-environments
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Paola Pinti, Arcangelo Merla, Clarisse Aichelburg, Frida Lind, Sarah Power, Elizabeth Swingler, Antonia Hamilton, Sam Gilbert, Paul W Burgess, Ilias Tachtsidis
Recent technological advances have allowed the development of portable functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) devices that can be used to perform neuroimaging in the real-world. However, as real-world experiments are designed to mimic everyday life situations, the identification of event onsets can be extremely challenging and time-consuming. Here, we present a novel analysis method based on the general linear model (GLM) least square fit analysis for the Automatic IDentification of functional Events (or AIDE) directly from real-world fNIRS neuroimaging data...
May 2, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423421/efficacy-of-some-wearable-devices-compared-with-spray-on-insect-repellents-for-the-yellow-fever-mosquito-aedes-aegypti-l-diptera-culicidae
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Stacy D Rodriguez, Hae-Na Chung, Kristina K Gonzales, Julia Vulcan, Yiyi Li, Jorge A Ahumada, Hector M Romero, Mario De La Torre, Fangjun Shu, Immo A Hansen
The current Zika health crisis in the Americas has created an intense interest in mosquito control methods and products. Mosquito vectors of Zika are of the genus Aedes, mainly the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. L. The use of repellents to alter mosquito host seeking behavior is an effective method for the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases. A large number of different spray-on repellents and wearable repellent devices are commercially available. The efficacies of many repellents are unknown. This study focuses on the efficacy of eleven different repellents in reducing the number of Ae...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420158/intelligent-medical-garments-with-graphene-functionalized-smart-cloth-ecg-sensors
#10
Murat Kaya Yapici, Tamador Elboshra Alkhidir
Biopotential signals are recorded mostly by using sticky, pre-gelled electrodes, which are not ideal for wearable, point-of-care monitoring where the usability of the personalized medical device depends critically on the level of comfort and wearability of the electrodes. We report a fully-wearable medical garment for mobile monitoring of cardiac biopotentials from the wrists or the neck with minimum restriction to regular clothing habits. The wearable prototype is based on elastic bands with graphene functionalized, textile electrodes and battery-powered, low-cost electronics for signal acquisition and wireless transmission...
April 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368836/dreamer-a-database-for-emotion-recognition-through-eeg-and-ecg-signals-from-wireless-low-cost-off-the-shelf-devices
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Stamos Katsigiannis, Naeem Ramzan
In this work, we present DREAMER, a multi-modal database consisting of electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) signals recorded during affect elicitation by means of audio-visual stimuli. Signals from 23 participants were recorded along with the participants self-assessment of their affective state after each stimuli, in terms of valence, arousal, and dominance. All the signals were captured using portable, wearable, wireless, low-cost and off-the-shelf equipment that has the potential to allow the use of affective computing methods in everyday applications...
March 27, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359342/measuring-the-impact-of-ambulatory-red-blood-cell-transfusion-on-home-functional-status-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dennis H Murphree, Theresa N Kinard, Nandita Khera, Curtis B Storlie, Che Ngufor, Sudhindra Upadhyaya, Jyotishman Pathak, Emma Fortune, Eapen K Jacob, Rickey E Carter, Karl A Poterack, Daryl J Kor
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is frequently employed in both ambulatory and hospital environments with the aim of improving patient functional status. In the ambulatory setting, this practice is particularly common in patients with malignancy due to anemia associated with their cancer therapy. Increasingly, the efficacy of this US$10.5 billion per year practice has been called into question. While it is often standard of care for patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia to receive ambulatory RBC transfusions, it is unclear to what extent such transfusions affect home functional status...
March 31, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326116/comparison-of-wearable-activity-tracker-with-actigraphy-for-sleep-evaluation-and-circadian-rest-activity-rhythm-measurement-in-healthy-young-adults
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Hyun-Ah Lee, Heon-Jeong Lee, Joung-Ho Moon, Taek Lee, Min-Gwan Kim, Hoh In, Chul-Hyun Cho, Leen Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the applicability of data obtained from a wearable activity tracker (Fitbit Charge HR) to medical research. This was performed by comparing the wearable activity tracker (Fitbit Charge HR) with actigraphy (Actiwatch 2) for sleep evaluation and circadian rest-activity rhythm measurement. METHODS: Sixteen healthy young adults (female participants, 62.5%; mean age, 22.8 years) wore the Fitbit Charge HR and the Actiwatch 2 on the same wrist; a sleep log was recorded over a 14-day period...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324936/a-preliminary-study-on-multi-wavelength-ppg-based-pulse-transit-time-detection-for-cuffless-blood-pressure-measurement
#14
Jing Liu, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Xiao-Rong Ding, Wen-Xuan Dai, Ni Zhao
Pulse transit time (PTT) has been widely studied as an index of blood pressure (BP) changes. In recent years, some prototypes of PTT-based wearable BP measurement devices have been developed, which can relieve users from the discomfort caused by the inflating cuff used in auscultatory and oscillometric BP measurement techniques. However, in the common practice for PTT detection, multi-site sensor implementation on human body is required, making it difficult for the integration of wearable devices. Since multi-wavelength (MW) photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals carry blood pulsation information of different blood vessels embedded in different skin depths, the time difference between different wavelength PPG signals collected at the same body site can be treated as a special PTT on a short length of blood vessels beneath the skin...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318904/dual-memory-neural-networks-for-modeling-cognitive-activities-of-humans-via-wearable-sensors
#15
Sang-Woo Lee, Chung-Yeon Lee, Dong-Hyun Kwak, Jung-Woo Ha, Jeonghee Kim, Byoung-Tak Zhang
Wearable devices, such as smart glasses and watches, allow for continuous recording of everyday life in a real world over an extended period of time or lifelong. This possibility helps better understand the cognitive behavior of humans in real life as well as build human-aware intelligent agents for practical purposes. However, modeling the human cognitive activity from wearable-sensor data stream is challenging because learning new information often results in loss of previously acquired information, causing a problem known as catastrophic forgetting...
February 20, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303674/simultaneous-recording-of-ultrasound-and-polysomnography-during-natural-sleep-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-pilot-study
#16
Jeng-Wen Chen, Chih-Chung Huang, Chi-Kai Weng, Chun-Hsiang Chang, Shou-Jen Wang
Tongue base deformation may play a critical role in the phenomenon of obstructive sleep apnea, but polysomnography provides limited information regarding the effect of tongue motion during natural sleep. We reported on preliminary results of combining a novel ultrasound system and polysomnography for simultaneous recordings during natural sleep in volunteers and patients with obstructive sleep apnea. All participants underwent time-synchronized polysomnography and submental transcutaneous ultrasound examinations...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282846/the-effect-of-a-wearable-device-prompting-high-school-students-aged-17-18-years-to-break-up-periods-of-prolonged-sitting-in-class
#17
Hanna A Frank, Karen Jacobs, Hugh McLoone
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, evidence shows that prolonged sedentary behavior factors into the health equation on its own, unrelated to weight and periods of intense exercise. In schools, students are required to sit for long periods of time. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether reminders (via a wearable device) to change posture, change students' behavior and impacts their subjective wellbeing. PARTICIPANTS: Ten students of ages 17 to 18 years at a public high school in Bellevue, Washington, USA...
March 4, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278454/accurate-wearable-heart-rate-monitoring-during-physical-exercises-using-ppg
#18
Andriy Temko
OBJECTIVE: The challenging task of heart rate (HR) estimation from the photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal, during intensive physical exercises is tackled in this paper. METHODS: The study presents a detailed analysis of a novel algorithm (WFPV) that exploits a Wiener filter to attenuate the motion artifacts, a phase vocoder to refine the HR estimate and user-adaptive postprocessing to track the subject physiology. Additionally, an offline version of the HR estimation algorithm that uses Viterbi decoding is designed for scenarios that do not require online HR monitoring (WFPV+VD)...
March 1, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269635/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
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/28269385/a-wearable-bluetooth-le-sensor-for-patient-monitoring-during-mri-scans
#20
Christian Vogt, Jonas Reber, Daniel Waltisberg, Lars Buthe, Josip Marjanovic, Niko Munzenrieder, Klaas P Pruessmann, Gerhard Troster
This paper presents a working prototype of a wearable patient monitoring device capable of recording the heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, surface temperature and humidity during an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiment. The measured values are transmitted via Bluetooth low energy (LE) and displayed in real time on a smartphone on the outside of the MRI room. During 7 MRI image acquisitions of at least 1 min and a total duration of 25 min no Bluetooth data packets were lost. The raw measurements of the light intensity for the photoplethysmogram based heart rate measurement shows an increased noise floor by 50LSB (least significant bit) during the MRI operation, whereas the temperature and humidity readings are unaffected...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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