A Comparison of Cross-Sectional and Prospective Algorithms for Falls Risk Assessment

Greene, Barry R. ;   McGrath, Denise ;   Caulfield, Brian

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingMobile health

Falls are the most common cause of injury and hospitalization and one of the principal causes of death and disability in older adults...

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Does External Walking Environment Affect Gait Patterns?

Patterson, Matt ;   Whelan, Darragh ;   Reginatto, Brenda ;   Caprani, Niamh ;   Walsh, Lorcan ;   Smeaton, Alan ;   Inomata, Akihiro ;   Caulfield, Brian

Tags Human performance - GaitHuman performance - Activities of daily livingWearable systems for neurorehabilitation

The objective of this work is to develop an understanding of the relationship between mobility metrics obtained outside of the clinic or...

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Quantitative Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis Using Inertial Sensors and the TUG Test

Greene, Barry R. ;   Healy, Michael ;   Rutledge:, Stephanie ;   Caulfield, Brian ;   Tubridy, Niall

Tags Human performance - GaitNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniquesWearable systems for neurorehabilitation - Functional assessment

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disorder affecting between 2 and 2.5 million people globally. Tests of mobility form part of...

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The Use of Inertial Sensors for the Classification of Rehabilitation Exercises

Giggins, Oonagh ;   Sweeney, Kevin Thomas ;   Caulfield, Brian

Tags Human performance

The benefits of exercise in rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery or following a musculoskeletal injury has been widely established. Within a...

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Use of a Consumer Market Activity Monitoring and Feedback Device Improves Exercise Capacity and Activity Levels in COPD

Caulfield, Brian ;   kaljo, indira ;   Donnelly, Seamas

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

COPD is associated with a gradual decline in physical activity, which itself contributes to a worsening of the underlying condition. Strategies...

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