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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027948/comparing-the-performance-of-indoor-localization-systems-through-the-evaal-framework
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Francesco Potortì, Sangjoon Park, Antonio Ramón Jiménez Ruiz, Paolo Barsocchi, Michele Girolami, Antonino Crivello, So Yeon Lee, Jae Hyun Lim, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra, Fernando Seco, Raul Montoliu, Germán Martin Mendoza-Silva, Maria Del Carmen Pérez Rubio, Cristina Losada-Gutiérrez, Felipe Espinosa, Javier Macias-Guarasa
In recent years, indoor localization systems have been the object of significant research activity and of growing interest for their great expected social impact and their impressive business potential. Application areas include tracking and navigation, activity monitoring, personalized advertising, Active and Assisted Living (AAL), traceability, Internet of Things (IoT) networks, and Home-land Security. In spite of the numerous research advances and the great industrial interest, no canned solutions have yet been defined...
October 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018639/managing-heart-failure-at-home-with-point-of-care-diagnostics
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Paul R Degregory, Jansen Tapia, Tammy Wong, Jo Villa, Ian Richards, Richard M Crooks
The objective of this paper is development of an inexpensive point-of-care sensor for detecting the primary heart failure marker peptide, NT-proBNP. The device technology is based on an antibody sandwich assay, but with three innovative aspects. First, chemical amplification is carried out via oxidation of silver nanoparticles (NPs) attached to signaling antibodies rather than by enzymatic amplification. The electrochemical method is faster and eliminates the need for long-term storage of enzymes. Second, the antibody sandwich is formed on mobile magnetic beads...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976978/activity-recognition-with-wearable-sensors-on-loose-clothing
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Brendan Michael, Matthew Howard
Observing human motion in natural everyday environments (such as the home), has evoked a growing interest in the development of on-body wearable sensing technology. However, wearable sensors suffer from motion artefacts introduced by the non-rigid attachment of sensors to the body, and the prevailing view is that it is necessary to eliminate these artefacts. This paper presents findings that suggest that these artefacts can, in fact, be used to distinguish between similar motions, by exploiting additional information provided by the fabric motion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976309/simple-transparent-and-flexible-automated-quality-assessment-procedures-for-ambulatory-electrodermal-activity-data
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Ian R Kleckner, Rebecca M Jones, Oliver Wilder-Smith, Jolie B Wormwood, Murat Akcakaya, Karen S Quigley, Catherine Lord, Matthew S Goodwin
OBJECTIVE: Electrodermal activity (EDA) is a non-invasive measure of sympathetic activation often used to study emotions, decision-making, and health. The use of "ambulatory" EDA in everyday life presents novel challenges-frequent artifacts and long recordings-with inconsistent methods available for efficiently and accurately assessing data quality. We developed and validated a simple, transparent, flexible, and automated quality assessment procedure for ambulatory EDA data. METHODS: Twenty individuals with autism (5 females, 5-13 years) provided a combined 181 hours of EDA data in their home using the Affectiva Q Sensor across 8 weeks...
October 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975814/biosensing-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Andrew Yousef, Soren Jonzzon, Leena Suleiman, Jennifer Arjona, Jennifer S Graves
The goal of using wearable biosensors in multiple sclerosis (MS) is to provide outcome metrics with higher sensitivity to deficits and better inter-test and inter-rater reliability than standard neurological exam bedside maneuvers. A wearable biosensor not only has the potential to enhance physical exams, but also offers the promise of remote evaluations of the patient either at home or with local non-specialist providers. Areas Covered: We performed a structured literature review on the use of wearable biosensors in studies of multiple sclerosis...
October 4, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973535/effects-of-exposure-to-gun-violence-in-movies-on-children-s-interest-in-real-guns
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Kelly P Dillon, Brad J Bushman
Importance: More US children die by accidental gun use than children in other developed countries. One factor that can influence children's interest in guns is exposure to media containing guns. Objective: To test whether children who see a movie containing guns will handle a real gun longer and will pull the trigger more times than children who see the same movie not containing guns. Design, Setting, and Participants: One hundred four children aged 8 to 12 years recruited through advertisements were randomly assigned in pairs to watch a 20-minute PG-rated movie containing or not containing guns in a university laboratory...
September 25, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971433/smart-health-caring-home-a-systematic-review-of-smart-home-care-for-elders-and-chronic-disease-patients
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Marina Moraitou, Adamantia Pateli, Sotiris Fotiou
As access to health care is important to people's health especially for vulnerable groups that need nursing for a long period of time, new studies in the human sciences argue that the health of the population depend less on the quality of the health care, or on the amount of spending that goes into health care, and more heavily on the quality of everyday life. Smart home applications are designed to "sense" and monitor the health conditions of its residents through the use of a wide range of technological components (motion sensors, video cameras, wearable devices etc...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971426/utilizing-a-homecare-platform-for-remote-monitoring-of-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Christos Panagopoulos, Foteini Malli, Andreas Menychtas, Efstathia-Petrina Smyrli, Aikaterini Georgountzou, Zoe Daniil, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis, Panayiotis Tsanakas, Ilias Maglogiannis
Homecare and home telemonitoring are a focal point of emerging healthcare schemes, with proven benefits for both patients, caregivers and providers, including reduction of healthcare costs and improved patients' quality of life, especially in the case of chronic disease management. Studies have evaluated solutions for remote monitoring of chronic patients based on technologies that allow daily symptom and vital signs monitoring, tailored to the needs of specific diseases. In this work, we present an affordable home telemonitoring system for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), based on an application for mobile devices and Bluetooth-enabled sensors for pulse oximetry and blood pressure measurements...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964193/design-implementation-and-application-of-150-degree-commutation-vsi-to-improve-speed-range-of-sensored-bldc-motor
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Mehmet Cihat Ozgenel
Permanent magnet brushless dc (BLDC) motors are very convenient for many applications such as industrial, medical, robotic, aerospace, small electric vehicles, and home applications because of their inherent satisfying dynamic characteristics. There are numerous studies about these motors and their control schemes such as sensorless control and different speed and torque control schemes. All electric motors need commutation in order to produce speed and torque. Commutation in brushed DC motors is performed by means of a brush and collector...
September 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958082/pushing-the-boundaries-a-physical-activity-intervention-extends-sensor-assessed-life-space-in-nursing-home-residents
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Carl-Philipp Jansen, Mona Diegelmann, Oliver K Schilling, Christian Werner, Eva-Luisa Schnabel, Hans-Werner Wahl, Klaus Hauer
Background and Objectives: To determine whether a multicomponent, individually tailored intervention to promote physical activity (PA) enhances life-space (LS) utilization in nursing home (NH) residents and whether intervention effects can be sustained at follow-up after continuation of the program as part of institutional daily routines. Research Design and Methods: Pre-post-assessed controlled trial in two highly similar NHs with a 3month follow-up in 143 NH residents (intervention group: n = 78; control group: n = 65) and LS as primary outcome...
September 15, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952948/deep-neural-networks-for-the-recognition-and-classification-of-heart-murmurs-using-neuromorphic-auditory-sensors
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Juan P Dominguez-Morales, Angel F Jimenez-Fernandez, Manuel J Dominguez-Morales, Gabriel Jimenez-Moreno
Auscultation is one of the most used techniques for detecting cardiovascular diseases, which is one of the main causes of death in the world. Heart murmurs are the most common abnormal finding when a patient visits the physician for auscultation. These heart sounds can either be innocent, which are harmless, or abnormal, which may be a sign of a more serious heart condition. However, the accuracy rate of primary care physicians and expert cardiologists when auscultating is not good enough to avoid most of both type-I (healthy patients are sent for echocardiogram) and type-II (pathological patients are sent home without medication or treatment) errors made...
September 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
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/28934159/rosa-resource-oriented-service-management-schemes-for-web-of-things-in-a-smart-home
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Chun-Feng Liao, Peng-Yu Chen
A Pervasive-computing-enriched smart home environment, which contains many embedded and tiny intelligent devices and sensors coordinated by service management mechanisms, is capable of anticipating intentions of occupants and providing appropriate services accordingly. Although there are a wealth of research achievements in recent years, the degree of market acceptance is still low. The main reason is that most of the devices and services in such environments depend on particular platform or technology, making it hard to develop an application by composing the devices or services...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926957/combining-a-multi-agent-system-and-communication-middleware-for-smart-home-control-a-universal-control-platform-architecture
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Song Zheng, Qi Zhang, Rong Zheng, Bi-Qin Huang, Yi-Lin Song, Xin-Chu Chen
In recent years, the smart home field has gained wide attention for its broad application prospects. However, families using smart home systems must usually adopt various heterogeneous smart devices, including sensors and devices, which makes it more difficult to manage and control their home system. How to design a unified control platform to deal with the collaborative control problem of heterogeneous smart devices is one of the greatest challenges in the current smart home field. The main contribution of this paper is to propose a universal smart home control platform architecture (IAPhome) based on a multi-agent system and communication middleware, which shows significant adaptability and advantages in many aspects, including heterogeneous devices connectivity, collaborative control, human-computer interaction and user self-management...
September 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922169/app-based-bradykinesia-tasks-for-clinic-and-home-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-reliability-and-responsiveness
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Dustin A Heldman, Enrique Urrea-Mendoza, Lilia C Lovera, David A Schmerler, Xiomara Garcia, Mohammad E Mohammad, Maria Catalina U McFarlane, Joseph P Giuffrida, Alberto J Espay, Hubert H Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Clinical rating of bradykinesia in Parkinson disease (PD) is challenging as it must combine several movement features into a single score. Additionally, in-clinic assessment cannot capture fluctuations throughout the day. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and responsiveness of a motion sensor-based tablet app for objective bradykinesia assessment in clinic and at home as compared to clinical ratings. METHODS: Thirty-two PD patients treated with subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) were outfitted with a motion sensor on the index finger of the more affected hand to perform two repetitions of finger-tapping, hand opening-closing, and arm pronation-supination tasks with DBS on and 10, 20, and 30 minutes after turning DBS off...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919877/analysis-of-correlation-between-an-accelerometer-based-algorithm-for-detecting-parkinsonian-gait-and-updrs-subscales
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Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Albert Samà, Carlos Pérez-López, Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Sheila Alcaine, Berta Mestre, Paola Quispe, Benedetta Giuliani, Gabriel Vainstein, Patrick Browne, Dean Sweeney, J Manuel Moreno Arostegui, Àngels Bayes, Hadas Lewy, Alberto Costa, Roberta Annicchiarico, Timothy Counihan, Gearòid Ò Laighin, Joan Cabestany
BACKGROUND: Our group earlier developed a small monitoring device, which uses accelerometer measurements to accurately detect motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson's (On and Off state) based on an algorithm that characterizes gait through the frequency content of strides. To further validate the algorithm, we studied the correlation of its outputs with the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale part-III (UPDRS-III). METHOD: Seventy-five patients suffering from Parkinson's disease were asked to walk both in the Off and the On state while wearing the inertial sensor on the waist...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899341/development-of-a-home-based-training-program-for-post-ward-geriatric-rehabilitation-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Martin Bongartz, Rainer Kiss, Phoebe Ullrich, Tobias Eckert, Jürgen Bauer, Klaus Hauer
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients with cognitive impairment (CI) show an increased risk for a negative rehabilitation outcome and reduced functional recovery following inpatient rehabilitation. Despite this obvious demand, evidence-based training programs at the transition from rehabilitation to the home environments are lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a feasible and cost-effective home-based training program to improve motor performance and to promote physical activity, specifically-tailored for post-ward geriatric patients with CI...
September 12, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895917/uwb-monitoring-system-for-aal-applications
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Jerzy Kolakowski, Vitomir Djaja-Josko, Marcin Kolakowski
Independent living of elderly persons in their homes requires support that can be provided with modern assistive technologies. Monitoring of elderly persons behaviour delivers valuable information that can be used for diagnosis and detection of health problems as well as triggering alerts in emergency situations. The paper includes a description of the ultra wideband system developed within Networked InfrasTructure for Innovative home Care Solutions (NITICS) Active and Assisted Living (AAL) project. The system can be used as a component of AAL platforms...
September 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888556/telehealth-in-older-adults-with-cancer-in-the-united-states-the-emerging-use-of-wearable-sensors
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REVIEW
John Shen, Arash Naeim
As the aging and cancer populations in the world continue to increase, the need for complements to traditional geriatric assessments and the logical incorporation of fast and reliable telehealth tools have become interlinked. In the United States, studies examining the use of telehealth for chronic disease management have shown promising results in small groups. The implementation of health technology on a broader scale requires older adults to both accept and adapt such innovation into routine medical care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
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