A Framework for Harmonizing Sensor Data to Support Embedded Health Assessment

Skubic, Marjorie ;   Jimison, Holly ;   Keller, James M ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Rantz, Marilyn ;   Kaye, Jeffrey A. ;   Pavel, Michael

Tags Technology and services for home careTechnology and services for assisted-livingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The use of in-home and mobile sensing is likely to be a key component of future care and has recently been studied by many research groups...

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A Middleware for Intelligent Environments in Ambient Assisted Living

Pereira, Rui Miguel de Cima Dias ;   Barros, Carla Isabel Dias ;   Pereira, Sérgio Rafael Mano ;   Mendes, Paulo M. ;   Silva, Carlos Alberto Batista

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingTechnology and services for home careWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The increasing elderly population is changing the demography of many countries, becoming a major issue for society. As a direct consequence...

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A New Smart Fall-Down Detector for Senior Healthcare System Using Inertial Microsensors

Sui, Yongkun ;   Ahn, Chanmin ;   Ahn, Chong

Tags Body sensor networksPersonal health systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

A new smart fall-down detector for senior healthcare system using inertial microsensors and Wi-Fi technology has been designed, prototyped...

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A Single vs. Multi-Sensor Approach to Enhanced Detection of Smartphone Placement

Guiry, John J. ;   Karr, Chris ;   van de Ven, Pepijn ;   Nelson, John ;   Begale, Mark

Tags Mobile healthData miningWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

In this paper, the authors evaluate the ability to detect on-body device placement of smartphones. A feasibility study is undertaken with N=5...

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A Study of Activity and Body Posture with the PiiX Mobile Body-Adherent Device

Chakravarthy, Niranjan ;   Engel, Jonathan ;   Chavan, Abhi ;   Finlay, Brion ;   Nosbush, Grant

Tags Knowledge discovery and managementMobile healthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

Remote monitoring of in-home activity and body posture provides useful physiological parameters for understanding patient status and for...

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A UWB Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Device

Thotahewa, Kasun ;   Redouté, Jean-Michel ;   Yuce, Mehmet

Tags Body sensor networksWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsPersonal health systems

Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) presents many advantages over traditional wired endoscopic methods. The performance of WCE devices can be...

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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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Achieving Clinical Quality from Wireless Sensors

Charlton, Peter ;   Bonnici, Timothy ;   Clifton, David ;   Tarassenko, Lionel ;   Watkinson, Peter J. ;   Beale, Richard

Tags Mobile healthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTelehealth

Wireless sensors may aid detection of clinical deteriorations in hospital patients. Whilst acknowledging the challenges associated with...

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An Automatic Fall Detection Framework Using Data Fusion of Doppler Radar and Motion Sensor Network

Liu, Liang ;   Popescu, Mihail ;   Skubic, Marjorie ;   Rantz, Marilyn

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingDecision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

This paper describes the ongoing work of detecting falls in independent living senior apartments. We have developed a fall detection system...

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An Ultra-Wideband Wire Spiral Antenna for In-Body Communications Using Different Material Matching Layers

Khaleghi, Ali ;   Balasingham, Ilangko ;   Chavez-Santiago, Raul

Tags Personalised healthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsBody sensor networks

In this work an ultra-wideband wire antenna was designed and fabricated for transmitting/receiving signals to/from inside the human body. The...

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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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Automatic Generation of Indoor Navigation Instructions for Blind Users Using a User-Centric Graph

Ganz, Aura ;   Dong, Hao

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for assisted-living

The complexity and diversity of indoor environments brings significant challenges to automatic generation of navigation instructions for blind...

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Automatic Identification of Solid-Phase Medication Intake Using Wireless Wearable Accelerometers

Wang, Rui ;   Sitová, Zde?ka ;   Jia, Xiaoqing ;   He, Xiang ;   Abramson, Tobi ;   Gasti, Paolo ;   Balagani, Kiran ;   Farajidavar, Aydin

Tags Technology and services for assisted-livingDecision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

We have proposed a novel solution to a fundamental problem encountered in implementing non-ingestion based medical adherence monitoring...

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Autonomous Mobile Platform for Enhanced Situational Awareness in Mass Casualty Incidents

Yang, Dongyi ;   Schafer, James ;   Wang, Sili ;   Ganz, Aura

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsEmerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare deliveryLow cost health delivery, public and environmental health, epidemiology

To enhance the efficiency of the search and rescue process of a Mass Casualty Incident, we introduce a low cost autonomous mobile platform....

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Blue Scale: A Multi-Sensing Device for Remote Management of Congestive Heart Failure

Pollonini, Luca ;   Quadri, Sadia ;   Chen, Joe ;   Ding, Jennifer ;   Zheng, Zongjun ;   Naribole, Sharan ;   McArthur, Kara ;   Knightly, Edward ;   Dacso, Clifford C

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for home carePersonalised health

We describe the implementation of a second-generation device for remote monitoring and management of cardiovascular diseases called Blue...

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Closing the Loop from Continuous M-Health Monitoring to Fuzzy Logic-Based Optimized Recommendations

Benharref, Abdelghani ;   Serhani, Mohamed Adel ;   Al Ramzana, Nujum

Tags Decision support methods and systemsMobile healthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

Continuous sensing of health metrics might generate a massive amount of data. Generating clinically validated recommendations, out of these...

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Comparison of Real-Time Classification Systems for Arrhythmia Detection on Android-Based Mobile Devices

Leutheuser, Heike ;   Gradl, Stefan ;   Kugler, Patrick ;   Anneken, Lars ;   Arnold, Martin ;   Achenbach, Stephan ;   Eskofier, Bjoern M

Tags Decision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsLow cost health delivery, public and environmental health, epidemiology

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a key diagnostic tool in heart disease and may serve to detect ischemia, arrhyth- mias, and other conditions....

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Design of an Interactive Medical Guideline Application for Community Health Workers

Karlen, Walter ;   Scheffer, Cornie

Tags Emerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare deliveryDecision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

Clinical guidelines, such as the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), are used worldwide to support community health workers in...

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Detecting Daily Routines of Older Adults Using Sensor Time Series Clustering

Hajihashemi, Zahra ;   Yefimova, Maria ;   Popescu, Mihail

Tags Smart home technologyData miningWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The aim of this paper is to develop an algorithm to identify deviations in patterns of day-to-day activities of older adults to generate...

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Distance Bounded Energy Detecting Ultra-Wideband Impulse Radio Secure Protocol

Hedin, Daniel ;   Kollmann, Daniel ;   Gibson, Paul ;   Riehle, Timothy H ;   Seifert, Gregory John

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsBody sensor networksTelemedicine

We present a demonstration of a novel protocol for secure transmissions on a Ultra-wideband impulse radio that includes distance bounding....

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Energy-efficient Adaptive Modulation in Wireless Communication for Implanted Medical Devices

Qiu, Yinyue ;   Haley, David ;   Chen, Ying

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsBody sensor networks

In contrast to conventional wireless communication which takes place over the air, Radio Frequency (RF) communication through the human body...

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Facilitating Medical Information Search Using Google Glass Connected to a Content-Based Medical Image Retrieval System

Widmer, Antoine ;   Schaer, Roger ;   Markonis, Dimitrios ;   Müller, Henning

Tags eHealthComputer-aided decision makingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

Wearable computing devices are starting to change the way users interact with computers and the Internet. Among them, Google Glass includes...

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High Performance Flexible Electronics for Biomedical Devices

Salvatore, Giovanni Antonio ;   Munzenrieder, Niko ;   Petti, Luisa ;   Zysset, Christoph ;   Kinkeldei, Thomas ;   Troster, Gerhard

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsPersonal health systemsBody sensor networks

Plastic electronics is soft, deformable and lightweight and it is suitable for the realization of devices which can form an intimate interface...

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Highly Wearable Galvanic Skin Response Sensor Using Flexible and Conductive Polymer Foam

Kim, Jeehoon ;   Kwon, Sungjun ;   Seo, Sangwon ;   Park, Kwang S.

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTelemedicineHealth information systems

Owing to advancements in daily physiological monitoring technology, diverse healthcare applications have emerged recently. The monitoring of...

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Implementation of a Smartphone As a Wireless Gyroscope Application for the Quantification of Reflex Response

LeMoyne, Robert ;   Mastroianni, Timothy

Tags Mobile healthBody sensor networksWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The patellar tendon reflex constitutes a fundamental aspect of the conventional neurological evaluation. Dysfunctional characteristics of the...

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Implementation of a Smartphone for Evaluating Gait Characteristics of a Trans-Tibial Prosthesis

LeMoyne, Robert ;   Mastroianni, Timothy

Tags Mobile healthBody sensor networksWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

Smartphone applications have been demonstrated for their capacity to measure gait in functionally autonomous environments beyond the...

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Intelligent Remote Health Monitoring using Evident-Based DSS for Automated Assistance

Serhani, Mohamed Adel ;   Benharref, Abdelghani ;   Al Ramzana, Nujum

Tags Decision support methods and systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsMobile health

the shift from common diagnosis practices to continuous monitoring based on body sensors has transformed healthcare from hospital-centric...

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Matching Layer for Path Loss Reduction in Ultra Wideband Implant Communications

Chavez-Santiago, Raul ;   Khaleghi, Ali ;   Balasingham, Ilangko

Tags Personalised healthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsBody sensor networks

Real-time monitoring of various physiological signals is of utmost importance for the treatment of chronic conditions. Radio technology can...

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Measuring In-Home Walking Speed Using Wall-Mounted RF Transceiver Arrays

Jacobs, Peter G. ;   Wan, Eric ;   Schafermeyer, Erich ;   Adenwala, Fatema ;   Paul, Anindya S ;   Kaye, Jeffrey A. ;   Nicholas, Preiser

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTelehealthSmart home technology

In this paper we present a new method for passively measuring walking speed using a small array of radio transceivers positioned on the walls...

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Mobile DIORAMA-II: Infrastructure less Information Collection System for Mass Casualty Incidents

Ganz, Aura ;   Schafer, James ;   Yang, Zhuorui ;   Yi, Jun ;   Lord, Graydon ;   Ciottone, Gregory R.

Tags Computer-aided decision makingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsDecision support methods and systems

In this paper we introduce DIORAMA-II system that provides real time information collection in mass casualty incidents. Using a mobile platform...

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Monitoring Activities of Daily Living Based on Wearable Wireless Body Sensor Network

Kantoch, Eliasz ;   Augustyniak, Piotr ;   Markiewicz, Michal ;   Prusak, Daniel

Tags Body sensor networksTelemedicineWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

With recent advances in microprocessor chip technology, wireless communication, and biomedical engineering it is possible to develop miniaturized...

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Non-Contact Measurement of Respiratory Function and Deduction of Tidal Volume

Lee, Yee Siong ;   Pathirana, Pubudu N. ;   Christopher, Louis Steinfort ;   Caelli, Terry

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for home careHealth information systems

This paper further the investigation of Doppler radar feasibility in measuring the flow in and out due to inhalation and exhalation under...

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Non-Contact Multi-Radar Smart Probing of Body Orientation Based on Micro-Doppler Signatures

Li, Yiran ;   Pal, Ranadip ;   Li, Changzhi

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsSmart home technologyTechnology and services for home care

Micro-Doppler signatures carry useful information about body movements and have been widely applied to different applications such as human...

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Novel Joint TOA/RSSI-Based WCE Location Tracking Method without Prior Knowledge of Biological Human Body Tissues

Ito, Takahiro ;   Anzai, Daisuke ;   Wang, Jianqing

Tags Body sensor networksWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

This paper proposes a novel joint time of arrival (TOA)/received signal strength indicator (RSSI)-based wireless capsule endoscope (WCE)...

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PERCEPT-II: Smartphone based Indoor Navigation System for the Blind

Ganz, Aura ;   Schafer, James ;   Tao, Yang ;   Wilson, Carole ;   Robertson, Meg

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsTechnology and services for assisted-living

In this paper we introduce PERCEPT-II, a low cost and user friendly indoor navigation system for blind and visually impaired users. Using an...

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Performance Evaluation on FPGA-Implemented UWB-IR Receiver for In-Body to Out-Of-Body Communication Systems

Shimizu, Yuto ;   Anzai, Daisuke ;   Wang, Jianqing

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsBody sensor networks

In order to design an optimized transceiver structure of ultra wideband (UWB) transmission in in-body to out-of-body communications, it is...

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Posture and Activity Recognition and Energy Expenditure Prediction in a Wearable Platform

Sazonova, Nadezhda ;   Browning, Raymond ;   Melanson, Ed ;   Sazonov, Edward

Tags Mobile healthPersonal health systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The use of wearable sensors coupled with the processing power of mobile phones may be an attractive way to provide real-time feedback...

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Respiratory Rate Assessment from Photoplethysmographic Imaging

Karlen, Walter ;   Garde, Ainara ;   Myers, Dorothy ;   Scheffer, Cornie ;   Ansermino, J. Mark ;   Dumont, Guy

Tags Mobile healthPersonal health systemsWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

We present a study investigating the suitability of a respiratory rate estimation algorithm applied to photoplethysmographic imaging on a...

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Smart Watch RSSI Localization and Refinement for Behavioral Classification Using Laser-SLAM for Mapping and Fingerprinting

Carlson, Jay ;   Mittek, Mateusz ;   Parkison, Steven ;   Sathler, Pedro ;   Bayne, David ;   Psota, Eric ;   Pérez, Lance ;   Bonasera, Stephen

Tags Smart home technologyTechnology and services for assisted-livingWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

As a first step toward building a smart home behavioral monitoring system capable of classifying a wide variety of human behavior, a wireless...

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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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SUPAR: Smartphone As a Ubiquitous Physical Activity Recognizer for U-Healthcare Services

Fahim, Muhammad

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemsPersonal health systems

Current generation smartphone can be seen as one of the most ubiquitous device for physical activity recognition. In this paper we proposed...

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The Social Comfort of Wearable Technology and Gestural Interaction

Dunne, Lucy ;   Profita, Halley ;   Zeagler, Clint ;   Clawson, James ;   Gilliland, Scott ;   Do, Ellen Yi-Luen ;   Budd, Jim

Tags Wireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

The "wearability" of wearable technology addresses the factors that affect the degree of comfort the wearer experiences while wearing 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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Validation of the Kinect for Gait Analysis Using the GAITRite Walkway

Baldewijns, Greet ;   Verheyden, Geert ;   Vanrumste, Bart ;   Croonenborghs, Tom

Tags TelehealthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systemseHealth

Accurate, non-intrusive and straightforward techniques for gait quality analysis can provide important information concerning the fall risk of...

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Wireless Platform and Cloud System for AVF Stenosis Monitoring

Huang, Yi-Chun ;   Huang, Yen-Ming ;   Hou, Jen-Cheng ;   Lee, Wen-Ting ;   Yeih, Dong-Feng ;   Chen, Ying-Hsien ;   Lin, Yen-Hung ;   Lu, Shey-Shi

Tags Mobile healtheHealthWireless/ubiquitous technologies and systems

In this study, a wireless platform and cloud system for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) stenosis monitoring is developed. The platform is a...

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