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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227914/automated-classification-of-pathological-gait-after-stroke-using-ubiquitous-sensing-technology
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Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Elham Dolatabadi
This study uses machine learning methods to distinguish between healthy and pathological gait. Examples of multi-dimensional pathological and normal gait sequences were collected from post-stroke and healthy individuals in a real clinical setting and with two Kinect sensors. The trajectories of rotational angle and global velocity of selected body joints (hips, spine, shoulders, neck, knees and ankles) over time formed the gait sequences. The combination of k nearest neighbor (kNN) and dynamic time warping (DTW) was used for classification...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227821/dual-modality-arterial-pulse-monitoring-system-for-continuous-blood-pressure-measurement
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Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Jing Liu, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Jing Liu, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao, Jing Liu
Accurate and ambulatory measurement of blood pressure (BP) is essential for efficient diagnosis, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, traditional cuff-based BP measurement methods provide only intermittent BP readings and can cause discomfort with the occlusive cuff. Although pulse transit time (PTT) method is promising for cuffless and continuous BP measurement, its pervasive use is restricted by its limited accuracy and requirement of placing sensors on multiple body sites...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227704/comparing-glucose-and-insulin-data-from-the-two-hour-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-in-metabolic-syndrome-subjects-and-marathon-runners
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Miguel Altuve, Gilberto Perpinan, Erika Severeyn, Sara Wong, Miguel Altuve, Gilberto Perpinan, Erika Severeyn, Sara Wong, Sara Wong, Gilberto Perpinan, Erika Severeyn
Glucose is the main energy source of the body's cells and is essential for normal metabolism. Two pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon, are involved in glucose home-ostasis. Alteration in the plasma glucose and insulin concentrations could lead to distinct symptoms and diseases, ranging from mental function impairment to coma and even death. Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are typical examples of abnormal glucose metabolism that increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227669/green-lasers-are-beyond-power-limits-mandated-by-safety-standards
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M H Lee, K Fox, S Goldwasser, D W M Lau, B Aliahmad, M Sarossy, M H Lee, K Fox, S Goldwasser, D W M Lau, B Aliahmad, M Sarossy, B Aliahmad, M H Lee, K Fox, D W M Lau, M Sarossy, S Goldwasser
There has been an increasing number of reports of people losing vision from laser exposure from pocket laser pointers despite the safety limit of 1 milliwatt (1mW) imposed by the Australian government. We hypothesize that this is because commercially available red and green laser pointers are exceeding their labeled power outputs. We tested the power outputs of 4 red and 4 green lasers which were purchased for less than AUD$30 each. The average of 10 measurements was recorded for each laser. We found that 3 out of 4 red lasers conformed to the 1mW safety standard; in contrast, all of the green lasers exceeded this limit, with one of the lasers recording an output of 127...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227613/sleep-stage-classification-by-non-contact-vital-signs-indices-using-doppler-radar-sensors
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Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa
Disturbed sleep has become more common in recent years. To improve the quality of sleep, undergoing sleep observation has gained interest as a means to resolve possible problems. In this paper, we evaluate a non-restrictive and non-contact method for classifying real-time sleep stages and report on its potential applications. The proposed system measures heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV), body movements, and respiratory signals of a sleeping person using two 24-GHz microwave radars placed beneath the mattress...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227538/accurate-upper-body-rehabilitation-system-using-kinect
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Sanjana Sinha, Brojeshwar Bhowmick, Kingshuk Chakravarty, Aniruddha Sinha, Abhijit Das, Sanjana Sinha, Brojeshwar Bhowmick, Kingshuk Chakravarty, Aniruddha Sinha, Abhijit Das, Abhijit Das, Kingshuk Chakravarty, Brojeshwar Bhowmick, Aniruddha Sinha, Sanjana Sinha
The growing importance of Kinect as a tool for clinical assessment and rehabilitation is due to its portability, low cost and markerless system for human motion capture. However, the accuracy of Kinect in measuring three-dimensional body joint center locations often fails to meet clinical standards of accuracy when compared to marker-based motion capture systems such as Vicon. The length of the body segment connecting any two joints, measured as the distance between three-dimensional Kinect skeleton joint coordinates, has been observed to vary with time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227459/leg-fluid-accumulation-during-prolonged-sitting
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Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi, Daniel Vena, Azadeh Yadollahi, Jonathan Rubianto, Milos Popovic
The accumulation of fluid in the legs due to sedentariness can be a health risk in extreme cases. Negative health impacts associated with leg fluid accumulation include leg edema and risk of blood clots. Furthermore, fluid accumulating in the legs is accompanied by fluid shift into the upper body which is also associated with health risks such as: increased blood pressure when lying down, respiratory problems in people with heart failure, and increased sleep apnea. Understanding the pattern by which fluid accumulates in the legs can aid in the development of devices for reducing leg fluid accumulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227441/novel-ti-nb-alloys-with-improved-wear-resistance-for-biomedical-implant-application
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Praveen Chapala, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, S M Shariff, Ganesh Naik, Praveen Chapala, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, S M Shariff, Ganesh Naik, Ganesh Naik, S M Shariff, Praveen Chapala, Swati Ghosh Acharyya
The present study involved fabrication of titanium niobium based alloys having elastic modulus close to that of human bone and subsequently determining the wear resistance of these alloys for biomedical application. In the present study three beta stabilized titanium niobium alloys having composition Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn, Ti-35Nb-4Sn and Ti-29Nb-13Ta-7Zr were made by vacuum arc melting. The alloys were then aged at 1000 C for 6 hours in an argon atmosphere. Detailed microstructural characterization and phase identification was carried out using scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227161/in-to-out-body-path-loss-for-wireless-radio-frequency-capsule-endoscopy-in-a-human-body
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G Vermeeren, E Tanghe, A Thielens, L Martens, W Joseph, G Vermeeren, E Tanghe, A Thielens, L Martens, W Joseph, E Tanghe, A Thielens, L Martens, G Vermeeren, W Joseph
Physical-layer characterization is important for design of in-to-out body communication for wireless body area networks (WBANs). This paper numerically investigates the path loss of an in-to-out body radio frequency (RF) wireless link between an endoscopy capsule and a receiver outside the body using a 3D electromagnetic solver. A spiral antenna in the endoscopy capsule is tuned to operate in the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) band at 402 MHz, accounting for the properties of the human body. The influence of misalignment, rotation of the capsule, and human body model are investigated...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227112/estimation-of-macro-sleep-stages-from-whole-night-audio-analysis
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E Dafna, M Halevi, D Ben Or, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, E Dafna, M Halevi, D Ben Or, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, D Ben Or, Y Zigel, M Halevi, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk
During routine sleep diagnostic procedure, sleep is broadly divided into three states: rapid eye movement (REM), non-REM (NREM) states, and wake, frequently named macro-sleep stages (MSS). In this study, we present a pioneering attempt for MSS detection using full night audio analysis. Our working hypothesis is that there might be differences in sound properties within each MSS due to breathing efforts (or snores) and body movements in bed. In this study, audio signals of 35 patients referred to a sleep laboratory were recorded and analyzed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226954/multiple-regression-based-imputation-for-individualizing-template-human-model-from-a-small-number-of-measured-dimensions
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Ryuki Nohara, Yui Endo, Akihiko Murai, Hiroshi Takemura, Makiko Kouchi, Mitsunori Tada, Ryuki Nohara, Yui Endo, Akihiko Murai, Hiroshi Takemura, Makiko Kouchi, Mitsunori Tada, Akihiko Murai, Ryuki Nohara, Hiroshi Takemura, Makiko Kouchi, Yui Endo, Mitsunori Tada
Individual human models are usually created by direct 3D scanning or deforming a template model according to the measured dimensions. In this paper, we propose a method to estimate all the necessary dimensions (full set) for the human model individualization from a small number of measured dimensions (subset) and human dimension database. For this purpose, we solved multiple regression equation from the dimension database given full set dimensions as the objective variable and subset dimensions as the explanatory variables...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226895/epoxy-casting-used-as-nonhermetic-encapsulation-technique-for-implantable-electronic-devices
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Fabian Boeser, Benjamin G Lang, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta, Fabian Boeser, Benjamin G Lang, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta, Benjamin G Lang, Fabian Boeser, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta
Implantable medical applications experienced a rapid growth since starting in the late 1950s with the first pacemakers. However, there are only two main packaging strategies available to protect the implanted electronics from the body environment. While hermetic packaging oftentimes seems to be more feasible, nonhermetic encapsulation can be an alternative under certain conditions. Previous studies using commercially available USB flash drives (UFD) pointed out the feasibility of using epoxy resins as encapsulant material...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226761/multisensor-data-fusion-for-enhanced-respiratory-rate-estimation-in-thermal-videos
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Carina B Pereira, Xinchi Yu, Vladimir Blazek, Boudewijn Venema, Steffen Leonhardt, Carina B Pereira, Xinchi Yu, Vladimir Blazek, Boudewijn Venema, Steffen Leonhardt, Xinchi Yu, Vladimir Blazek, Carina B Pereira, Boudewijn Venema, Steffen Leonhardt
Scientific studies have demonstrated that an atypical respiratory rate (RR) is frequently one of the earliest and major indicators of physiological distress. However, it is also described in the literature as "the neglected vital parameter", mainly due to shortcomings of clinical available monitoring techniques, which require attachment of sensors to the patient's body. The current paper introduces a novel approach that uses multisensor data fusion for an enhanced RR estimation in thermal videos. It considers not only the temperature variation around nostrils and mouth, but the upward and downward movement of both shoulders...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226633/autonomous-vision-guided-approach-for-the-analysis-and-grading-of-vertical-suspension-tests-during-hammersmith-infant-neurological-examination-hine
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Prasenjit Dey, Debi Prosad Dogra, Partha Pratim Roy, Harish Bhaskar, Prasenjit Dey, Debi Prosad Dogra, Partha Pratim Roy, Harish Bhaskar, Debi Prosad Dogra, Harish Bhaskar, Prasenjit Dey, Partha Pratim Roy
Computer vision assisted diagnostic systems are gaining popularity in different healthcare applications. This paper presents a video analysis and pattern recognition framework for the automatic grading of vertical suspension tests on infants during the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE). The proposed vision-guided pipeline applies a color-based skin region segmentation procedure followed by the localization of body parts before feature extraction and classification. After constrained localization of lower body parts, a stick-diagram representation is used for extracting novel features that correspond to the motion dynamic characteristics of the infant's leg movements during HINE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226527/3d-detection-of-periodic-limb-movements-in-sleep
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Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Heinrich Garn, Osman Ipsiroglu, Manuel Kemethofer, Robert Stepansky, Dieter Grossegger, Klaus Dittrich, Markus Wimmer, Bernhard Kohn, Stefan Seidel
The standard polysomnographic method for detecting periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) includes measuring the electromyography (EMG) signals from electrodes at the left and right tibialis anterior muscles. This procedure has disadvantages as the cabling affects the patients quality of sleep and the electrodes tend to come off during the night, deteriorating data quality. We used contactless monitoring of body movements by a 3D time-of-flight camera mounted above the bed. Changes in the 3D silhouette indicate motion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224294/cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-youth-with-classical-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Kansuda Ariyawatkul, Supatporn Tepmongkol, Suphab Aroonparkmongkol, Taninee Sahakitrungruang
: Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) appear to have adverse cardiovascular risk profile and other long-term health problems in adult life, but there are limited data in young CAH patients. We aim to evaluate the cardio-metabolic risk factors in adolescents and young adults with classical 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD). We performed a cross-sectional study of 21 patients (17 females) with classic CAH detected clinically and not through newborn screening, aged 15.2 ± 5...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224214/predictors-of-the-outcome-of%C3%A2-lumbar-disc-herniation-following-classical-surgery-laminotomy-with-discectomy
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Augustine Balaara, Xiao-Feng Xu, Young-Hui Huang, Li Dapeng
BACKGROUND: Several surgical variables and patient characteristics play an influential role in the prognosis of lumbar disc herniation following laminotomy with discectomy. This paper seeks to evaluate the perioperative predictor variables for the outcome of lumbar disc herniation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to July 2016, 166 surgical patients were evaluated using prospectively collected data. Patients' preoperative independent variables (age, sex, body mass index, level of disc herniation, pain duration, and American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Score) were correlated with functional outcome measures such as primary outcome measures (length of hospital stay; postoperative visual analog scale, VAS; Oswestry disability index, ODI) and secondary outcome measures (operation room time; estimated intraoperative blood loss, EBL; complications; readmission) as dependent variables...
February 21, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224026/effect-of-helicobacter-pylori-on-metabolic-syndrome-parameters-in-diabetic-patients
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Jamshid Vafaeimanesh, Mohammad Bagherzadeh, Atefeh Mirzaei, Mahmoud Parham, Mohsen Norouzinia, Reza Vafaee
AIM: The aim of this study is to survey the effect of Helicobacter Pylori on metabolic syndrome parameters in diabetic patients. BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is the most common infection in developing countries. Some studies showed the association between HP infection and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a major mechanism in the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and it is said that MetS is more prevalent among HP infected subjects...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223851/a-phenomenological-study-on-resilience-of-the-elderly-suffering-from-chronic-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Parkhide Hassani, Fatemeh-Sadat Izadi-Avanji, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Hamid Alavi Majd
BACKGROUND: Resilience is a key factor in improving health and attenuating problems caused by chronic diseases in the elderly. Having a clear understanding of its meaning in a specific population can be of great help in taking efficient steps toward better health services. Given the lack of information in this regard, the aim of this study was to understand the meaning of resilience for hospitalized older people who experience chronic conditions. METHODS: The study was carried out as a qualitative work based on a descriptive phenomenological approach...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222963/performance-of-subjective-global-assessment-and-malnutrition-inflammation-score-for-monitoring-the-nutritional-status-of-older-adults-on-hemodialysis
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Fernanda Santin, Juliana Rodrigues, Flávia Barbosa Brito, Carla Maria Avesani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies assessing the performance of 7-point subjective global assessment (7p-SGA) and malnutrition inflammation score (MIS) to assess longitudinal changes in nutritional status are lacking. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether longitudinal changes in 7p-SGA and MIS were associated with changes in objective parameters of nutritional status, as well as to evaluate the prognostic value of 7p-SGA and MIS on hospitalization events. METHODS: One hundred and four patients aged ≥60 years (70...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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