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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098819/low-cost-and-flexible-uav-deployment-of-sensors
#1
Lars Yndal Sørensen, Lars Toft Jacobsen, John Paulin Hansen
This paper presents a platform for airborne sensor applications using low-cost, open-source components carried by an easy-to-fly unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV). The system, available in open-source , is designed for researchers, students and makers for a broad range of exploration and data-collection needs. The main contribution is the extensible architecture for modularized airborne sensor deployment and real-time data visualisation. Our open-source Android application provides data collection, flight path definition and map tools...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098772/a-non-intrusive-cyber-physical-social-sensing-solution-to-people-behavior-tracking-mechanism-prototype-and-field-experiments
#2
Yunjian Jia, Zhenyu Zhou, Fei Chen, Peng Duan, Zhen Guo, Shahid Mumtaz
Tracking people's behaviors is a main category of cyber physical social sensing (CPSS)-related people-centric applications. Most tracking methods utilize camera networks or sensors built into mobile devices such as global positioning system (GPS) and Bluetooth. In this article, we propose a non-intrusive wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based tracking method. To show the feasibility, we target tracking people's access behaviors in Wi-Fi networks, which has drawn a lot of interest from the academy and industry recently...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042863/evaluating-the-more-suitable-ism-frequency-band-for-iot-based-smart-grids-a-quantitative-study-of-915-mhz-vs-2400-mhz
#3
Ruben M Sandoval, Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez, Felipe Garcia-Sanchez, Joan Garcia-Haro
IoT has begun to be employed pervasively in industrial environments and critical infrastructures thanks to its positive impact on performance and efficiency. Among these environments, the Smart Grid (SG) excels as the perfect host for this technology, mainly due to its potential to become the motor of the rest of electrically-dependent infrastructures. To make this SG-oriented IoT cost-effective, most deployments employ unlicensed ISM bands, specifically the 2400 MHz one, due to its extended communication bandwidth in comparison with lower bands...
December 31, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029630/design-of-a-closed-loop-bidirectional-brain-machine-interface-system-with-energy-efficient-neural-feature-extraction-and-pid-control
#4
Xilin Liu, Milin Zhang, Andrew G Richardson, Timothy H Lucas, Jan Van der Spiegel
This paper presents a bidirectional brain machine interface (BMI) microsystem designed for closed-loop neuroscience research, especially experiments in freely behaving animals. The system-on-chip (SoC) consists of 16-channel neural recording front-ends, neural feature extraction units, 16-channel programmable neural stimulator back-ends, in-channel programmable closed-loop controllers, global analog-digital converters (ADC), and peripheral circuits. The proposed neural feature extraction units includes 1) an ultra low-power neural energy extraction unit enabling a 64-step natural logarithmic domain frequency tuning, and 2) a current-mode action potential (AP) detection unit with time-amplitude window discriminator...
December 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990241/android-platform-for-realtime-gait-tracking-using-inertial-measurement-units
#5
Pablo Aqueveque, Sergio Sobarzo, Francisco Saavedra, Claudio Maldonado, Britam Gómez
One of the most important movements performed by the humans is gait. Biomechanical Gait analysis is usually by optical capture systems. However, such systems are expensive and sensitive to light and obstacles. In order to reduce those costs a system based on Inertial Measurements Units (IMU) is proposed. IMU are a good option to make movement analisys indoor with a low post-processing data, allowing to connect those systems to an Android platform. The design is based on two elements: a) The IMU sensors and the b) Android device...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969021/features-and-usability-assessment-of-a-patient-centered-mobile-application-heartmapp-for-self-management-of-heart-failure
#6
Ponrathi Athilingam, Miguel A Labrador, Elizabeth Frances J Remo, Laureen Mack, Alyanna Bianca San Juan, Amanda F Elliott
BACKGROUND: Mobile health technologies have emerged as a way to actively engage patients in their healthcare decision-making process. One who is well informed and motivated is thought to engage in self-management activities. Thus, the conceptual framework included "information, motivation, and behavioral change" model, with patient engagement as a mediator in the development and assessment of a mobile health application "HeartMapp" for chronic heart failure (CHF) self-management. PURPOSE: To describe the development and features of the HeartMapp and preliminary assessment of the usability of HeartMapp...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941656/an-open-platform-for-seamless-sensor-support-in-healthcare-for-the-internet-of-things
#7
Jorge Miranda, Jorge Cabral, Stefan Rahr Wagner, Christian Fischer Pedersen, Blaise Ravelo, Mukhtiar Memon, Morten Mathiesen
Population aging and increasing pressure on health systems are two issues that demand solutions. Involving and empowering citizens as active managers of their health represents a desirable shift from the current culture mainly focused on treatment of disease, to one also focused on continuous health management and well-being. Current developments in technological areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), lead to new technological solutions that can aid this shift in the healthcare sector. This study presents the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a platform called Common Recognition and Identification Platform (CRIP), a part of the CareStore project, which aims at supporting caregivers and citizens to manage health routines in a seamless way...
December 8, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939464/remote-monitoring-of-blood-pressure-to-reduce-the-risk-of-preeclampsia-related-complications-with-an-innovative-use-of-mobile-technology
#8
R Ganapathy, A Grewal, J S Castleman
OBJECTIVE: Assess suitability of remote self-monitoring of blood pressure with an innovative use of technology in detecting raised blood pressure in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Assess ease of use and safety of the newly developed kit which included a Bluetooth enabled blood pressure machine and an android based mobile phone. The phone was modified to have only one application in it which showed the blood pressure readings with a traffic light system. The study was a proof of concept for wider use of the kit...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913245/contextual-computing-a-bluetooth-based-approach-for-tracking-healthcare-providers-in-the-emergency-room
#9
Joshua Frisby, Vernon Smith, Stephen Traub, Vimla L Patel
Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) frequently experience crowding. One of the factors that contributes to this crowding is the "door to doctor time", which is the time from a patient's registration to when the patient is first seen by a physician. This is also one of the Meaningful Use (MU) performance measures that emergency departments report to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Current documentation methods for this measure are inaccurate due to the imprecision in manual data collection...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909157/area-monitoring-of-ambient-dose-rates-in-parts-of-south-western-nigeria-using-a-gps-integrated-radiation-survey-meter
#10
I C Okeyode, J A Rabiu, O O Alatise, V Makinde, F G Akinboro, D Al-Azmi, A O Mustapha
A radiation monitoring system comprising a Geiger-Muller counter connected to a smart phone via Bluetooth was used for a dose rate survey in some parts of south-western Nigeria. The smart phone has the Geographical Positioning System, which provides the navigation information and saves it along with the dose rate data. A large number of data points was obtained that shows the dose rate distribution within the region. The results show that the ambient dose rates in the region range from 60 to 520 nSv (-1) and showed a bias that is attributable to the influence of geology on the ambient radiation dose in the region...
December 1, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886087/state-of-the-art-trends-and-future-of-bluetooth-low-energy-near-field-communication-and-visible-light-communication-in-the-development-of-smart-cities
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Gonzalo Cerruela García, Irene Luque Ruiz, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Nieto
The current social impact of new technologies has produced major changes in all areas of society, creating the concept of a smart city supported by an electronic infrastructure, telecommunications and information technology. This paper presents a review of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Near Field Communication (NFC) and Visible Light Communication (VLC) and their use and influence within different areas of the development of the smart city. The document also presents a review of Big Data Solutions for the management of information and the extraction of knowledge in an environment where things are connected by an "Internet of Things" (IoT) network...
November 23, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854282/cellular-automata-based-application-for-driver-assistance-in-indoor-parking-areas
#12
Cándido Caballero-Gil, Pino Caballero-Gil, Jezabel Molina-Gil
This work proposes an adaptive recommendation mechanism for smart parking that takes advantage of the popularity of smartphones and the rise of the Internet of Things. The proposal includes a centralized system to forecast available indoor parking spaces, and a low-cost mobile application to obtain data of actual and predicted parking occupancy. The described scheme uses data from both sources bidirectionally so that the centralized forecast system is fed with data obtained with the distributed system based on smartphones, and vice versa...
November 15, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845673/a-hybrid-data-compression-scheme-for-power-reduction-in-wireless-sensors-for-iot
#13
Chacko John Deepu, Chun-Huat Heng, Yong Lian
This paper presents a novel data compression and transmission scheme for power reduction in Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled wireless sensors. In the proposed scheme, data is compressed with both lossy and lossless techniques, so as to enable hybrid transmission mode, support adaptive data rate selection and save power in wireless transmission. Applying the method to electrocardiogram (ECG), the data is first compressed using a lossy compression technique with a high compression ratio (CR). The residual error between the original data and the decompressed lossy data is preserved using entropy coding, enabling a lossless restoration of the original data when required...
November 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834927/miniaturized-and-wireless-optical-neurotransmitter-sensor-for-real-time-monitoring-of-dopamine-in-the-brain
#14
Min H Kim, Hargsoon Yoon, Sang H Choi, Fei Zhao, Jongsung Kim, Kyo D Song, Uhn Lee
Real-time monitoring of extracellular neurotransmitter concentration offers great benefits for diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and diseases. This paper presents the study design and results of a miniaturized and wireless optical neurotransmitter sensor (MWONS) for real-time monitoring of brain dopamine concentration. MWONS is based on fluorescent sensing principles and comprises a microspectrometer unit, a microcontroller for data acquisition, and a Bluetooth wireless network for real-time monitoring...
November 10, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827973/real-time-location-tracking-of-multiple-construction-laborers
#15
Jin-Sun Lim, Ki-Il Song, Hang-Lo Lee
A real-time location (RTL) system was developed to improve safety for multiple laborers in confined construction sites. The RTL system can monitor the location and movement of multiple laborers in real time. A portable RTL system with a low-battery mode was developed to accommodate various constraints in the construction site. A conventional RTL system that uses radio signal strength indicators (RSSIs) has high error, so an accelerometer with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was added, and a calculation process is suggested...
November 6, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816043/smartphone-based-support-system-soberdiary-coupled-with-a-bluetooth-breathalyser-for-treatment-seeking-alcohol-dependent-patients
#16
Chuang-Wen You, Yen-Chang Chen, Chun-Hsin Chen, Chao-Hui Lee, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Ming-Chyi Huang, Hao-Hua Chu
BACKGROUND: Relapse prevention in patients with alcohol dependence (AD) has long been a clinical challenge. It is vital to provide services with minial restrictions for patients to have access to continuous after-treatment care. The study was aimed to examine the benefits of a smartphone application (SoberDiary) coupled to a Bluetooth breathalyser to assist patients recovering from alcohol dependence (AD). METHODS: This study recruited 38 patients that fulfilled the DSM-IV-TR criteria for AD and who were undergoing an outpatient maintenance program for abstinence...
February 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743384/a-low-power-and-miniaturized-electrocardiograph-data-collection-system-with-smart-textile-electrodes-for-monitoring-of-cardiac-function
#17
Ming Dai, Xueliang Xiao, Xin Chen, Haoming Lin, Wanqing Wu, Siping Chen
With the increasing aging population as well as health concerns, chronic heart disease has become the focus of public attention. A comfortable, low-powered, and wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) system for continuously monitoring the elderly's ECG signals over several hours is important for preventing cardiovascular diseases. Traditional ECG monitoring apparatus is often inconvenient to carry, has many electrodes to attach to the chest, and has a high-power consumption. There is also a challenge to design an electrocardiograph that satisfies requirements such as comfort, confinement, and compactness...
October 14, 2016: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733920/framework-of-sensor-based-monitoring-for-pervasive-patient-care
#18
Andreas K Triantafyllidis, Vassilis G Koutkias, Ioanna Chouvarda, Ilia Adami, Angelina Kouroubali, Nicos Maglaveras
Sensor-based health systems can often become difficult to use, extend and sustain. The authors propose a framework for designing sensor-based health monitoring systems aiming to provide extensible and usable monitoring services in the scope of pervasive patient care. The authors' approach relies on a distributed system for monitoring the patient health status anytime-anywhere and detecting potential health complications, for which healthcare professionals and patients are notified accordingly. Portable or wearable sensing devices measure the patient's physiological parameters, a smart mobile device collects and analyses the sensor data, a Medical Center system receives notifications on the detected health condition, and a Health Professional Platform is used by formal caregivers in order to review the patient condition and configure monitoring schemas...
September 2016: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712992/smartphone-based-sensing-system-using-zno-and-graphene-modified-electrodes-for-vocs-detection
#19
Lei Liu, Diming Zhang, Qian Zhang, Xing Chen, Gang Xu, Yanli Lu, Qingjun Liu
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection is in high demand for clinic treatment, environment monitoring, and food quality control. Especially, VOCs from human exhaled breath can serve as significant biomarkers of some diseases, such as lung cancer and diabetes. In this study, a smartphone-based sensing system was developed for real-time VOCs monitoring using alternative current (AC) impedance measurement. The interdigital electrodes modified with zinc oxide (ZnO), graphene, and nitrocellulose were used as sensors to produce impedance responses to VOCs...
September 25, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693031/initial-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-a-self-monitoring-prosthetic-bypass-graft
#20
Richard F Neville, Samit K Gupta, David J Kuraguntla
OBJECTIVE: Prosthetic grafts used for lower extremity revascularization and dialysis access fail because of hyperplastic stenosis and thrombosis. Graft surveillance is advocated to monitor function; however, graft failure can occur between episodic examinations. An innovative sensor with wireless, microchip technology allows automated surveillance with assessment of graft function using a "cloud"-based algorithm. We performed proof-of-concept experiments with in vitro and in vivo models to assess the feasibility such a real-time graft surveillance system...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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