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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A Low-Power Fall Detection Algorithm Based on Triaxial Acceleration and Barometric Pressure

Wang, Changhong ;   Narayanan, Michael Ravi ;   Lord, Stephen ;   Redmond, Stephen James ;   Lovell, Nigel H.

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingTelehealth

This paper proposes a low-power fall detection algorithm based on triaxial accelerometry and barometric pressure signals. The algorithm...

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A Prototype System Using Microsoft Kinect to Recognize Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Amini Maghsoud Bigy, Amin ;   Banitsas, Konstantinos

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for home care

Freezing of Gait (FOG) is a disabling symptom and movement disorder, typically associated with the latter stages of Parkinson's disease. Within...

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A Smartphone Application to Evaluate Technology Adoption and Usage in Persons with Dementia

Hartin, Phillip ;   Nugent, Chris ;   McClean, Sally ;   Cleland, Ian ;   Norton, Maria ;   Sanders, Chelsea ;   Tschanz, JoAnn

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingEmerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare delivery

Dementia affects a proportionally large number of the older population, presenting a set of symptoms that cause cognitive decline and...

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A WBAN Based Cableless ECG Acquisition System

Pan, Rui ;   Chua, Dingjuan ;   Shankar, Jaya ;   Xu, Yong Ping

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyBody sensor networks

A Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) based 3-lead cableless electrocardiography (ECG) acquisition system is described. To enable truly...

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Activity of Daily Living Assessment through Wireless Sensor Data

Zhang, Qing ;   Karunanithi, Mohanraj ;   Bradford, Dana Kai ;   van Kasteren, Yasmin Fransisca

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

Activity of Daily Living has become a clinical de facto instrument to assess daily functional status of older people living independently at...

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An Interoperable Pillbox System for Smart Medication Adherence

Li, Jiajia ;   Peplinski, Shaun ;   Mostafa-Nia, Sarah ;   Farajidavar, Aydin

Tags Health information system interoperabilityMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-living

We have designed and fabricated an interoperable system for medication adherence. The system is composed of a pillbox that wirelessly...

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Assessing the Challenges of a Pulse Wave Velocity Based Blood Pressure Measurement in Surgical Patients

Zhang, Guanqun ;   McCombie, Scott ;   Greenstein, Richard ;   McCombie, Devin

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsMobile healthMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

Development of a continuous noninvasive blood pressure (cNIBP) monitor that is unobtrusive to patients is an attractive alternative to the...

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Assessment of Visual Impairment in Stroke Survivors

Tarbert, Claire Margaret ;   Livingstone, Iain ;   Weir, Alexander James

Tags Mobile healtheHealthMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

A novel, tablet-based application (app) has been developed to act as a screening tool for visual impairment in stroke survivors; The Stroke...

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Discrimination Ability and Reproducibility of a New Index Reflecting Autonomic Nervous Function Based on Pulsatile Amplitude of Photoplethysmography

Kano, Yusuke ;   Yoshizawa, Makoto ;   Sugita, Norihiro ;   Abe, Makoto ;   Homma, Noriyasu ;   Tanaka, Akira ;   Yamauchi, Tsuyoshi ;   Miura, Hidekazu ;   Shiraishi, Yasuyuki ;   Yambe, Tomoyuki

Tags Emerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare deliveryMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for home care

A new physiological index (mu<sub>PA</sub>) is proposed to represent the autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. The index...

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Home-Based Senior Fitness Test Measurement System Using Collaborative Inertial and Depth Sensors

Chen, Chen ;   Liu, Kui ;   Jafari, Roozbeh ;   Kehtarnavaz, Nasser

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingPersonal health systemsMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

This paper presents a home-based Senior Fitness Test (SFT) measurement system by using an inertial sensor and a depth camera in a...

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IBEST: Intelligent Balance Assessment and Stability Training System Using Smartphone

Phyo Wai, Aung Aung ;   Pham, Duy Duc ;   Chan, Syin ;   Zhang, Haihong

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyPersonal health systemsTelehealth

Patients with postural instability due to balance disorders could lead to falls and injuries while walking. So those patients need regular...

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Improved Activity Recognition Using Kalman Smoothing

Dhir, Neil ;   Wood, Frank

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingComputer-aided decision making

Improving activity recognition, with special focus on fall-detection, is the subject of this study. We show that Kalman smoothed in-painting of...

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NFC Based Provisioning of Instructional Videos to Assist with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Rafferty, Joseph ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Chen, Liming ;   Qi, Jun ;   Dutton, Rachael ;   Zirk, Anna ;   Boye, Lars Thomas ;   Kohn, Michael ;   Hellman, Riitta

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyTechnology and services for assisted-livingPersonal health systems

Existing assistive living and prompting based solutions have adopted a relatively complex approach to supporting individuals. These solutions...

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Portable Tongue-Supported Human Computer Interaction System Design and Implementation

Quain, Rohan ;   Khan, Masood Mehmood

Tags Personalised healthMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyLow cost health delivery, public and environmental health, epidemiology

Tongue supported human-computer interaction (TSHCI) systems can help critically ill patients interact with both computers and people. These...

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Predication of Technology Adoption among Persons with Dementia: A Knowledge-Driven Approach

Patterson, Timothy ;   McClean, Sally ;   Langdon, Patrick M. ;   Zhang, Shuai ;   Nugent, Chris ;   Cleland, Ian

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingMobile and wearable technologies for elderlyPersonal health systems

As the demographics of many countries shift towards an ageing population it is predicted that the prevalence of diseases affecting cognitive...

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Preliminary Study of Unobtrusive Monitoring to Increase Safety in Daily Living

Tamura, Toshiyo ;   Tang, Zunyi ;   Sekine, Masaki ;   Yoshida, Masaki

Tags Technology and services for home careSmart home technologyMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

An unobtrusive system for monitoring the activities of daily living was developed to improve safety and quality of life. The system was used...

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Proposal of a KinectTM-Based System for Gait Assessment and Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease

Cancela, Jorge ;   Arredondo, MarĂ­a Teresa ;   Hurtado, Olivia

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyLow cost health delivery, public and environmental health, epidemiologyTelehealth

It has been proved that audio and visual cueing can improve the motor performance of Parkinson's disease patients. Specially, gait can benefit...

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Smartphone Application for Classification of Motor Impairment Severity in Parkinson's Disease

Printy, Blake ;   Renken, Lindsey ;   Herrmann, John Parker ;   Lee, Isac ;   Johnson, Bryant ;   Knight, Emily ;   Varga, Mariana Georgeta ;   Whitmer, Diane

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyData miningComputer-aided decision making

Advanced hardware components embedded in modern smartphones have the potential to serve as widely available medical diagnostic devices,...

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Smartphone-Based Evaluation of Parkinsonian Hand Tremor: Quantitative Measurements vs Clinical Assessment Scores

Kostikis, Nikolaos ;   Hristu-Varsakelis, Dimitrios ;   Arnaoutoglou, Marianthi ;   Kotsavasiloglou, Christos

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsMobile healthMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

With an ever-growing number of technologically advanced methods for the diagnosis and quantification of movement disorders, comes the need...

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Task Independent Identification of Sensor Location on Upper Limb from Orientation Data

Lambrecht, Stefan ;   Romero, Juan ;   Benito-Leon, Julian ;   Rocon, Eduardo ;   Pons, Jose Luis

Tags Mobile healthBody sensor networksMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

In this paper we describe a novel method for sensor placement identification, and demonstrate the effectiveness of this method on an upper...

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Validation of an Accelerometer-Based Fall Prediction Model

Liu, Ying ;   Redmond, Stephen James ;   Shany, Tal ;   Woolgar, Jane ;   Narayanan, Michael Ravi ;   Lord, Stephen ;   Lovell, Nigel H.

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderly

Falls are a common and serious problem faced by older populations. There is a growing interest in estimating the risk of falling for older...

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Wearable Depression Monitoring System with Heart-Rate Variability

Roh, Taehwan ;   Hong, Sunjoo ;   Yoo, Hoi-Jun

Tags Mobile and wearable technologies for elderlyHealth information systemsPersonalised health

A wearable depression monitoring system is proposed with an application-specific system-on-chip (SoC) solution. The SoC is designed to...

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