A Pilot Study of a Plantar Sensory Evaluation System for Early Screening of Diabetic Neuropathy in a Weight-bearing Position

Ino, Shuichi ;   Chikai, Manabu ;   Takahashi, Noriyo ;   Ohnishi, Tadasuke ;   Doi, Kouki ;   Nunokawa, Kiyohiko

Tags Point of care diagnostic lab technologiesHealth technology management and assessmentHuman factors

The purpose of this study is to develop smart equipment to quantify plantar tactile sensibility for the early diagnosis and tracking of...

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A Wearable System for Measuring Limb Movements and Balance Control Abilities Based on a Modular and Low-Cost Inertial Unit

Cristiani, Andrea Maria ;   Bertolotti, Gian Mario ;   Dainotti, Michele ;   Colagiorgio, Paolo ;   Romano, Fausto ;   Ramat, Stefano

Tags Health technology management and assessmentAmbulatory and ADL technologiesWellness monitoring technologies

Monitoring balance and movement has proven useful in many applications ranging from fall risk assessment, to quantifying exercise, studying...

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Affordable, Automatic Quantitative Fall Risk Assessment Based on Clinical Balance Scales and Kinect Data

Colagiorgio, Paolo ;   Romano, Fausto ;   Sardi, Francesca ;   Moraschini, Marco ;   Sozzi, Arianna ;   Bejor, Maurizio ;   Ricevuti, Giovanni ;   Buizza, Angelo ;   Ramat, Stefano

Tags Health technology management and assessmentAmbulatory and ADL technologiesWellness monitoring technologies

The problem of a correct fall risk assessment is becoming more and more critical with the ageing of the population. In spite of the available...

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Automatic Measurement of Physical Mobility in Get-Up-And-Go Test Using Kinect Sensor

Kargar B., Amir H. ;   Mollahosseini, Ali ;   Struemph, Taylor ;   Pace, Wilson ;   Nielsen, Rodney D. ;   Mahoor, Mohammad H.

Tags Health technology management and assessmentWellness monitoring technologiesPhysiological monitoring devices

Get-Up-and-Go Test is commonly used for assessing the physical mobility of the elderly by physicians. This paper presents a method for...

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Hospital-Based Expert Model for Health Technology Procurement Planning in Hospitals

Miniati, Roberto ;   Cecconi, Giulio ;   Frosini, Francesco ;   Dori, Fabrizio ;   Regolini, Jacopo ;   Iadanza, Ernesto ;   Biffi Gentili, Guido

Tags Health technology management and assessmentClinical engineeringInnovation

Although in the last years technology innovation in healthcare brought big improvements in care level and patient quality of life, hospital...

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New Roles & Responsibilities of Hospital Biomedical Engineering

Frisch, Paul ;   Stone, Briam ;   Booth, Paul ;   Lui, Wei

Tags Health technology management and assessmentClinical engineeringDevice alarm, alert, and communication systems

Over the last decade the changing healthcare environment has driven hospitals and specifically Biomedical Engineering to critically evaluate,...

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