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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934624/gamification-of-medication-adherence-in-epilepsy
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Mohammad Izzat Abdul Rahim, Rhys Huw Thomas
Adherence to medication regimens is a crucial factor in seizure-freedom and well-being for people with epilepsy. In contrast, taking medication inconsistently increases the risk of not only seizures and their adverse effects, but drug side-effects and unnecessary modifications to treatment plans. Epilepsy is prevalent across all age groups and we have been slow to utilise both the technologies and psychologies derived from computer gaming. Gaming has broken through to the mainstream and is no longer the preserve of younger males, mirroring the adoption of smart-phones...
September 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934271/dc-based-smart-pv-powered-home-energy-management-system-based-on-voltage-matching-and-rf-module
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Ahmad H Sabry, W Z W Hasan, Mza Ab Kadir, M A M Radzi, S Shafie
The main tool for measuring system efficiency in homes and offices is the energy monitoring of the household appliances' consumption. With the help of GUI through a PC or smart phone, there are various applications that can be developed for energy saving. This work describes the design and prototype implementation of a wireless PV-powered home energy management system under a DC-distribution environment, which allows remote monitoring of appliances' energy consumptions and power rate quality. The system can be managed by a central computer, which obtains the energy data based on XBee RF modules that access the sensor measurements of system components...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922326/the-smile-index-part-1-a-large-scale-study-of-phenotypic-norms-for-pre-and-post-operative-unilateral-cleft-lip
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Caroline A Yao, Thomas Imahiyerobo, Jordan Swanson, Allyn Auslander, Diego De Cardenas, Jane C Figueiredo, Meghan McCullough, Melinda Costa, Richard Vanderburg, William P Magee
BACKGROUND: Unilateral cleft lip has a spectrum of disease morphology but severity assessments are difficult given the absence of an accessible, objective assessment tools or reference data. We characterize the spectrum of cleft morphology before and after surgical repair for a large, multi-ethnic population using easily identifiable facial landmarks collected through a novel smart phone-based application. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements and standardized photographs were prospectively collected in Morocco, Bolivia, Vietnam and Madagascar during medical missions in 2015 utilizing an application designed specifically for the study...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922042/reliability-and-criterion-validity-of-measurements-using-a-smart-phone-based-measurement-tool-for-the-transverse-rotation-angle-of-the-pelvis-during-single-leg-lifting
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Sung-Hoon Jung, Oh-Yun Kwon, In-Cheol Jeon, Ui-Jae Hwang, Jong-Hyuck Weon
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to determine the intra-rater test-retest reliability of a smart phone-based measurement tool (SBMT) and a three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis system for measuring the transverse rotation angle of the pelvis during single-leg lifting (SLL) and the criterion validity of the transverse rotation angle of the pelvis measurement using SBMT compared with a 3D motion analysis system (3DMAS). METHOD: Seventeen healthy volunteers performed SLL with their dominant leg without bending the knee until they reached a target placed 20 cm above the table...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917440/neuroticism-and-quality-of-life-multiple-mediating-effects-of-smartphone-addiction-and-depression
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Tingting Gao, Yu-Tao Xiang, Han Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Songli Mei
The purposes of this study were to investigate the mediating effect of smartphone addiction and depression on neuroticism and quality of life. Self-reported measures of neuroticism, smart-phone addiction, depression, and quality of life were administered to 722 Chinese university students. Results showed smartphone addiction and depression were both significantly affected neuroticism and quality of life. The direct effect of neuroticism on quality of life was significant, and the chain-mediating effect of smartphone addiction and depression was also significant...
August 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894746/behavioral-health-characteristics-of-a-technology-enabled-sample-of-alzheimer-s-caregivers-with-high-caregiver-burden
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Ian Coffman, Helaine E Resnick, Corinna E Lathan
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of persons with dementia/Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience considerable physical and psychological burdens associated with their caregiving role. Although mobile technologies have the potential to deliver caregiver supports, it is necessary to demonstrate that caregivers in need of these supports are technology-enabled, that they can be identified and accessed, and that they experience the same unfavorable mental health outcomes characteristic of the broader caregiving population...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888505/mindfulness-for-novice-pediatric-nurses-smartphone-application-versus-traditional-intervention
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Chelsey Morrison Wylde, Nicole E Mahrer, Rika M L Meyer, Jeffrey I Gold
PURPOSE: The current study compares the effects of a traditionally delivered mindfulness (TDM) intervention to a smartphone delivered mindfulness (SDM) intervention, Headspace, an audio-guided mindfulness meditation program, in a group of novice nurses. DESIGN AND METHODS: Novice nurses participating in a pediatric nurse residency program were asked to participate in either a TDM or SDM intervention. Participants (N=95) completed self-administered pencil and paper questionnaires measuring mindfulness skills, and risk and protective factors at the start of their residency and three months after entering the program...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887260/the-use-of-smart-phone-thermal-imaging-for-assessment-of-peripheral-perfusion-in-vascular-patients
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Gabriel A Wallace, Niten Singh, Elina Quiroga, Nam T Tran
BACKGROUND: Ankle brachial index (ABI) is a reliable method to evaluate extremity perfusion but can be prohibitive to obtain secondary to patient discomfort or extremity trauma. This study investigates smart phone based forward looking infrared imaging (FLIR) to assess peripheral perfusion using thermal ABI (tABI). METHODS: ABI's were measured by a certified vascular laboratory. Thermographs of each extremity (hands/feet) were obtained and maximum surface temperature recorded...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875740/smart-device-environmental-control-systems-experiences-of-people-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injuries
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Bethany Hooper, Michele Verdonck, Delena Amsters, Michelle Myburg, Emily Allan
BACKGROUND: Environmental control systems (ECS) are devices that enable people with severe physical limitations to independently control household appliances. Recent advancements in the area of environmental control technology have led to the development of ECS that can be controlled through mainstream smart-devices. There is limited research on ECS within Australia and no known research addressing smart-device ECS. The current study sought to explore users' experiences with smart-device ECS within Australia...
September 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863247/self-powered-pulse-sensor-for-antidiastole-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Han Ouyang, Jingjing Tian, Guanglong Sun, Yang Zou, Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, Luming Zhao, Bojing Shi, Yubo Fan, Yifan Fan, Zhong Lin Wang, Zhou Li
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally; fortunately, 90% of cardiovascular diseases are preventable by long-term monitoring of physiological signals. Stable, ultralow power consumption, and high-sensitivity sensors are significant for miniaturized wearable physiological signal monitoring systems. Here, this study proposes a flexible self-powered ultrasensitive pulse sensor (SUPS) based on triboelectric active sensor with excellent output performance (1.52 V), high peak signal-noise ratio (45 dB), long-term performance (10(7) cycles), and low cost price...
September 1, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855880/effects-of-cognitive-bias-modification-training-via-smartphones
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Ranming Yang, Lixia Cui, Feng Li, Jing Xiao, Qin Zhang, Tian P S Oei
Background and Objectives: Negative cognitive biases have been linked to anxiety and mood problems. Accumulated data from laboratory studies show that positive and negative interpretation styles with accompanying changes in mood can be induced through cognitive bias modification (CBM) paradigms. Despite the therapeutic potential of positive training effects, few studies have explored training paradigms administered via smartphones. The current study aimed to compare the effectiveness of three different types of training programmes (cognitive bias modification-attention, CBM-A; cognitive bias modification-interpretation, CBM-I; attention and interpretation modification, AIM) administered via smart-phones by using a control condition (CC)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844522/patient-priorities-and-the-doorknob-phenomenon-in-primary-care-can-technology-improve-disclosure-of-patient-stressors
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Marsha N Wittink, Patrick Walsh, Sule Yilmaz, Michael Mendoza, Richard L Street, Benjamin P Chapman, Paul Duberstein
OBJECTIVE: Patients with multiple chronic conditions face many stressors (e.g. financial, safety, transportation stressors) that are rarely prioritized for discussion with the primary care provider (PCP). In this pilot randomized controlled trial we examined the effects of a novel technology-based intervention called Customized Care on stressor disclosure. METHODS: The main outcomes were stressor disclosure, patient confidence and activation, as assessed by self-report and observational methods (transcribed and coded audio-recordings of the office visit)...
August 8, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836125/automatic-optic-disk-detection-in-retinal-images-using-hybrid-vessel-phase-portrait-analysis
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Nittaya Muangnak, Pakinee Aimmanee, Stanislav Makhanov
We propose vessel vector-based phase portrait analysis (VVPPA) and a hybrid between VVPPA and a clustering method proposed earlier for automatic optic disk (OD) detection called the vessel transform (VT). The algorithms are based primarily on the location and direction of retinal blood vessels and work equally well on fine and poor quality images. To localize the OD, the direction vectors derived from the vessel network are constructed, and points of convergence of the resulting vector field are examined by phase portrait analysis...
August 24, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822314/a-portable-smart-phone-device-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-e-coli-o157-h7-in-yoghurt-and-egg
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Mohamed Maarouf Ali Zeinhom, Yijia Wang, Yang Song, Mei-Jun Zhu, Yuehe Lin, Dan Du
The detection of E. coli O157:H7 in foods has held the attention of many researchers because of the seriousness attributed to this pathogen. In this study, we present a simple, sensitive, rapid and portable smartphone based fluorescence device for E. coli O157:H7 detection. This field-portable fluorescent imager on the smartphone involves a compact laser-diode-based photosource, a long-pass (LP) thin-film interference filter and a high-quality insert lenses. The design of the device provided a low noise to background imaging system...
August 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816805/development-of-a-mobile-app-for-family-planning-providers
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Viannella Halsall, Jennifer Rogers, Jacki Witt, Sejun Song, Hoang Duc Huy Nguyen, Patricia Kelly
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of lessons learned during the development process of an app for iOS and Android based on national recommendations for providing quality family planning services. STUDY AND DESIGN: After a review of existing apps was conducted to determine whether an app of clinical recommendations for family planning existed, a team of clinicians, training specialists, and app developers created a resource app by first drafting a comprehensive content map...
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816804/smart-phone-apps-and-maternal-child-nursing
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September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815621/red-blood-cell-sedimentation-of-apheresis-granulocytes
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Michelle A Lodermeier, Karen M Byrne, Willy A Flegel
Sedimentation of Apheresis Granulocyte components removes red blood cells. It is used to increase the blood donor pool when blood group-compatible donors cannot be recruited for a patient because of a major ABO incompatibility or incompatible red blood cell antibodies in the recipient. Because granulocytes have little ABO and few other red blood cell antigens on their membrane, such incompatibility lies mostly with the contaminating red blood cells. Video Clip S1 shows the process of red blood cell sedimentation of an Apheresis Granulocyte component...
August 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800508/a-suspending-droplet-mode-paper-based-microfluidic-platform-for-low-cost-rapid-and-convenient-detection-of-lead-ii-ions-in-liquid-solution
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Han Sun, Wanbo Li, Zhen-Zhen Dong, Chong Hu, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma, Kangning Ren
A paper-based microfluidic device based on unconventional principle was developed and used to detect lead ions through a two-step process including heated incubation and subsequent mixing. The device was made by generating a superhydrophobic pattern, which defines channel and reservoir barriers, on a water-impermeable paper substrate, followed by loading and drying the reagents in the defined reservoirs. Different from the conventional paper-based devices that are made of water-permeable paper, the as-prepared device holds water drops in discrete reservoirs, and the water drops will not move unless the device is titled along the direction of the predefined channels...
August 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794868/feasibility-and-safety-of-surgical-wound-remote-follow-up-by-smart-phone-in-appendectomy-a-pilot-study
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Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Inés Rivero-Belenchón, Verónica Pino-Díaz, María Cristina Rodríguez Sánchez, Felipe Pareja-Ciuró, Javier Padillo-Ruiz, Rosa María Jimenez-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present study is to assess the safety and feasibility of the use of telemedicine-based services for surgical wound care and to measure patient satisfaction with telemedicine-based follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 24 patients were included, they were provided with a corporate mail address. On day 7 after surgery patients sent, via email, an image of their surgical wound together with a completed questionnaire in order to obtain an early diagnosis...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774521/a-comparison-of-undergraduate-clinical-ophthalmology-learning-methods-smart-phone-television-display-versus-slit-lamp-teaching-telescope
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Sandy Zhou Wenting, Margaret Million Samin, Srinivasan Sanjay, Kumari Neelam, Khalil Shibli, Su Chang, Jason Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To compare medical students' preference of smart phone television display (SPTD) to a slit-lamp teaching telescope (SLTT) in undergraduate clinical ophthalmology education. METHODS: This is a randomized, crossover, comparative study. Pairs of medical students were randomly assigned to 2 teaching sessions using either SPTD first followed by SLTT or in reverse order. Students were asked to give feedback on the 2 teaching devices by answering 6 questions using a numeric rating score from 1 to 10...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
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