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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087552/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-economical-and-accurate-technology-safety-a-pilot-study
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Mark Lown, Arthur Yue, George Lewith, Paul Little, Mike Moore
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cause of stroke and a marker of atherosclerosis and of all patients with stroke, around 17% have AF. The screening and treatment of AF could prevent about 12% of all strokes. Several relatively low-cost devices with good accuracy now exist which can detect AF including WatchBP and AliveCor. However, they can only measure the ECG or pulse over short time periods. Inexpensive devices such as heart rate monitors, which are widely available, can measure heart rate for prolonged periods and may have potential in screening for AF...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079723/toward-automating-hiv-identification-machine-learning-for-rapid-identification-of-hiv-related-social-media-data
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Sean D Young, Wenchao Yu, Wei Wang
INTRODUCTION: "Social big data" from technologies such as social media, wearable devices, and online searches continue to grow and can be used as tools for HIV research. Although researchers can uncover patterns and insights associated with HIV trends and transmission, the review process is time consuming and resource intensive. Machine learning methods derived from computer science might be used to assist HIV domain experts by learning how to rapidly and accurately identify patterns associated with HIV from a large set of social data...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076861/potential-applications-of-smart-multifunctional-wearable-materials-to-gerontology
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David G Armstrong, Bijan Najafi, Mohsen Shahinpoor
Smart multifunctional materials can play a constructive role in addressing some very important aging-related issues. Aging affects the ability of older adults to continue to live safely and economically in their own residences for as long as possible. Thus, there will be a greater need for preventive, acute, rehabilitative, and long-term health care services for older adults as well as a need for tools to enable them to function independently during daily activities. The objective of this paper is, thus, to present a comprehensive review of some potential smart materials and their areas of applications to gerontology...
January 12, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073798/effectiveness-of-a-lumbopelvic-monitor-and-feedback-device-to-change-postural-behaviour-a-protocol-for-the-elf-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Stephan Milosavljevic, J Haxby Abbott
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common, costly and disabling musculoskeletal disorder worldwide, and is prevalent in healthcare workers. Posture is a modifiable risk factor for LBP shown to reduce the prevalence of LBP. Our feasibility research suggests that postural feedback might help healthcare workers avoid hazardous postures. The Effectiveness of Lumbopelvic Feedback (ELF) trial will investigate the extent to which postural monitor and feedback (PMF) can reduce exposure to hazardous posture associated with LBP...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070792/wearable-cameras-are-useful-tools-to-investigate-and-remediate-autobiographical-memory-impairment-a-systematic-prisma-review
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Mélissa C Allé, Liliann Manning, Jevita Potheegadoo, Romain Coutelle, Jean-Marie Danion, Fabrice Berna
Autobiographical memory, central in human cognition and every day functioning, enables past experienced events to be remembered. A variety of disorders affecting autobiographical memory are characterized by the difficulty of retrieving specific detailed memories of past personal events. Owing to the impact of autobiographical memory impairment on patients' daily life, it is necessary to better understand these deficits and develop relevant methods to improve autobiographical memory. The primary objective of the present systematic PRISMA review was to give an overview of the first empirical evidence of the potential of wearable cameras in autobiographical memory investigation in remediating autobiographical memory impairments...
January 9, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062391/personal-health-records-a-systematic-literature-review
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Alex Roehrs, Cristiano André da Costa, Rodrigo da Rosa Righi, Kleinner Silva Farias de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed the health care field worldwide. One of the main drivers of this change is the electronic health record (EHR). However, there are still open issues and challenges because the EHR usually reflects the partial view of a health care provider without the ability for patients to control or interact with their data. Furthermore, with the growth of mobile and ubiquitous computing, the number of records regarding personal health is increasing exponentially...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056170/self-sterilized-flexible-single-electrode-triboelectric-nanogenerator-for-energy-harvesting-and-dynamic-force-sensing
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Huijuan Guo, Tao Li, Xiaotao Cao, Jin Xiong, Yang Jie, Magnus Willander, Xia Cao, Ning Wang, Zhong Lin Wang
Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) offer great opportunities to deploy advanced wearable electronics that integrate a power generator and smart sensor, which eliminates the associated cost and sustainability concerns. Here, an embodiment of such integrated platforms has been presented in a graphene oxide (GO) based single-electrode TENG (S-TENG). The as-designed multifunctional device could not only harvest tiny bits of mechanical energy from ambient movements with a high power density of 3.13 W·m(-2) but also enable detecting dynamic force with an excellent sensitivity of about 388 μA·MPa(-1)...
January 9, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054698/digital-microelectromechanical-sensor-with-an-engineered-polydimethylsiloxane-pdms-bridge-structure
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Lingju Meng, Shicheng Fan, Seyed Milad Mahpeykar, Xihua Wang
Functional electronic devices integrated on flexible substrates are of great interest in both academia and industry for their potential applications in wearable technologies. Recently, there have been an increasing number of investigations on developing new materials for flexible strain sensors and pressure sensors, with the aim of achieving better sensitivity and detection ranges. However, the analog signal outputs of these sensors are accompanied with challenges regarding device reproducibility and reliability...
January 5, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054082/facilitated-embedding-of-silver-nanowires-into-conformally-coated-icvd-polymer-films-deposited-on-cloth-for-robust-wearable-electronics
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Ji-Won Seo, Munkyu Joo, Jaeho Ahn, Tae-Ik Lee, Taek-Soo Kim, Sung Gap Im, Jung-Yong Lee
We propose that a silver nanowire (AgNW)-embedded conducting film can be monolithically applied onto an arbitrary cloth with strong adhesion and environmental stability. We employ a vapor-phase method, initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD), for conformal coating of a scaffold polymer film on the cloth. AgNWs are applied on the surface of iCVD polymer films, and the embedding of AgNWs is completed within only 20 s on heating the polymer-coated cloth to 70 °C. Crosslinking the copolymer at 120 °C renders the AgNW-embedded conducting films on the cloth not only thermally and chemically stable, but also mechanically robust...
January 5, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052773/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-promote-physical-activity-in-adolescents-the-raising-awareness-of-physical-activity-raw-pa-study
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Nicola D Ridgers, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Kylie Ball, Susie Macfarlane, Samuel K Lai, Kara Richards, Winsfred Ngan, Jo Salmon
BACKGROUND: Recent technological advances provide an alternative yet underutilised opportunity for promoting physical activity in youth. The primary aim of the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) Study is to examine the short- and longer-term impact of a wearable activity monitor combined with digital behaviour change resources on adolescents' daily physical activity levels. METHODS/DESIGN: RAW-PA is a 12 week, multicomponent physical activity intervention that utilises a popular activity tracker (Fitbit® Flex) and supporting digital materials that will be delivered online via social media...
January 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049072/educating-the-nurses-of-2025-technology-trends-of-the-next-decade
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Tracie Risling
The pace of technological evolution in healthcare is advancing. In this article key technology trends are identified that are likely to influence nursing practice and education over the next decade. The complexity of curricular revision can create challenges in the face of rapid practice change. Nurse educators are encouraged to consider the role of electronic health records (EHRs), wearable technologies, big data and data analytics, and increased patient engagement as key areas for curriculum development. Student nurses, and those already in practice, should be offered ongoing educational opportunities to enhance a wide spectrum of professional informatics skills...
December 21, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042889/flexible-and-stretchable-energy-storage-recent-advances-and-future-perspectives
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Wei Liu, Min-Sang Song, Biao Kong, Yi Cui
Energy-storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors have become fundamental building blocks in modern society. Recently, the emerging direction toward the ever-growing market of flexible and wearable electronics has nourished progress in building multifunctional energy-storage systems that can be bent, folded, crumpled, and stretched while maintaining their electrochemical functions under deformation. Here, recent progress and well-developed strategies in research designed to accomplish flexible and stretchable lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors are reviewed...
January 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040407/from-shelf-to-bedside-wearable-electronic-activity-monitoring-technologies-might-assist-oncologists-in-functional-performance-status-assessment-of-older-cancer-patients
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Ciara M Kelly, Armin Shahrokni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029142/an-indoor-positioning-system-based-on-wearables-for-ambient-assisted-living
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Óscar Belmonte-Fernández, Adrian Puertas-Cabedo, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra, Raúl Montoliu-Colás, Sergi Trilles-Oliver
The urban population is growing at such a rate that by 2050 it is estimated that 84% of the world's population will live in cities, with flats being the most common living place. Moreover, WiFi technology is present in most developed country urban areas, with a quick growth in developing countries. New Ambient-Assisted Living applications will be developed in the near future having user positioning as ground technology: elderly tele-care, energy consumption, security and the like are strongly based on indoor positioning information...
December 25, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026774/jackin-head-immersive-visual-telepresence-system-with-omnidirectional-wearable-camera
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Shunichi Kasahara, Shohei Nagai, Jun Rekimoto
Sharing one's own immersive experience over the Internet is one of the ultimate goals of telepresence technology. In this paper, we present JackIn Head, a visual telepresence system featuring an omnidirectional wearable camera with image motion stabilization. Spherical omnidirectional video footage taken around the head of a local user is stabilized and then broadcast to others, allowing remote users to explore the immersive visual environment independently of the local user's head direction. We describe the system design of JackIn Head and report the evaluation results of real-time image stabilization and alleviation of cybersickness...
December 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011064/research-on-clinical-preventive-services-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-where-are-we-and-where-do-we-need-to-go
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Sion K Harris, Matthew C Aalsma, Elissa R Weitzman, Diego Garcia-Huidobro, Charlene Wong, Scott E Hadland, John Santelli, M Jane Park, Elizabeth M Ozer
We reviewed research regarding system- and visit-level strategies to enhance clinical preventive service delivery and quality for adolescents and young adults. Despite professional consensus on recommended services for adolescents, a strong evidence base for services for young adults, and improved financial access to services with the Affordable Care Act's provisions, receipt of preventive services remains suboptimal. Further research that builds off successful models of linking traditional and community clinics is needed to improve access to care for all youth...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008366/pervasive-assistive-technology-for-people-with-dementia-a-ucd-case
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Julia Rosemary Thorpe, Kristoffer V H Rønn-Andersen, Paulina Bień, Ali Gürcan Özkil, Birgitte Hysse Forchhammer, Anja M Maier
Smart mobile and wearable technology offers exciting opportunities to support people with dementia (PwD). Its ubiquity and popularity could even benefit user adoption - a great challenge for assistive technology (AT) for PwD that calls for user-centred design (UCD) methods. This study describes a user-centred approach to developing and testing AT based on off-the-shelf pervasive technologies. A prototype is created by combining a smartphone, smartwatch and various applications to offer six support features...
December 2016: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005647/the-ethical-use-of-mobile-health-technology-in-clinical-psychiatry
#18
John Torous, Laura Weiss Roberts
The rapid rise of mobile health technologies, such as smartphone apps and wearable sensors, presents psychiatry with new tools of potential value in caring for patients. Novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications of these technologies have been developed in private industry and utilized in mental health, although these methods do not yet constitute standard of care. In this article, we provide an ethical perspective on the practical use of this novel modality by psychiatrists. We propose that in the present context of limited scientific research and regulatory oversight, mobile technologies should serve to enhance the psychiatrist-patient relationship, rather than replace it, to minimize potential clinical and ethical harm to vulnerable patients...
January 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999324/development-of-a-wearable-instrumented-vest-for-posture-monitoring-and-system-usability-verification-based-on-the-technology-acceptance-model
#19
Wen-Yen Lin, Wen-Cheng Chou, Tsai-Hsuan Tsai, Chung-Chih Lin, Ming-Yih Lee
Body posture and activity are important indices for assessing health and quality of life, especially for elderly people. Therefore, an easily wearable device or instrumented garment would be valuable for monitoring elderly people's postures and activities to facilitate healthy aging. In particular, such devices should be accepted by elderly people so that they are willing to wear it all the time. This paper presents the design and development of a novel, textile-based, intelligent wearable vest for real-time posture monitoring and emergency warnings...
December 17, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996909/wearable-technologies-in-collegiate-sports-the-ethics-of-collecting-biometric-data-from-student-athletes
#20
Jason F Arnold, Robert M Sade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
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