A Cost-Efficient Spring-Powered Dermatome to Treat Skin Trauma

Casey, Jonathan ;   Mantzavinou, Aikaterini ;   Ranger, Bryan ;   Secundo, Rafael ;   Sheridan, Robert

Tags Medical devicesAffordable global healthcareGlobal healthcare challenges

Dermatomes are devices for the procurement of skin grafts, which are essential for successful skin transplantation. Technologically advanced...

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A Multi-Scale Tumor Detection Algorithm in Whole Breast Sonography Incorporating Breast Anatomy and Tissue Morphological Information

Liu, Chun-You ;   Hsu, Chia-Yun ;   Chou, Yi-Hong ;   Chen, Chung-Ming

Tags Data mining, analysis and machine learningBioinformaticsImaging

A computerized whole breast ultrasound tumor detection method is proposed in this study. This algorithm can assist physicians to locate...

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A Real-Time Robust Fall Detection System using a Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor and an Artificial Neural Network

Nukala, Bhargava Teja ;   Shibuya, Naohiro ;   Rodriguez, Amanda ;   Tsay, Jerry ;   Nguyen, Tam ;   Zupancic, Steven ;   Lie, Donald Yu-Chun

Tags Wireless sensors and device controlBody sensor networksWearable sensors

This paper describes our custom-designed wireless gait analysis sensor (WGAS) system developed and tested for real-time fall detection. The...

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A Study on Estimating Blood Pressure during Body Posture Change based on Pulse Transit Time

Jeong, Hieyong ;   Hayashi, Mari ;   Sekine, Masaki ;   Tamura, Toshiyo ;   Kido, Michiko ;   Yamada, Kenji ;   Ohno, Yuko

Tags Healthcare informatics and decision support systemsPatient monitoring and care in diverse environmentsPOC technologies

We are interested in healthcare for a bed ridden patient. Although a bed ridden patient in the hospital can be led to a circulatory disorder...

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An mHealth Approach to Remote Fetal Monitoring

Kazantsev, Alexander ;   Senin, Andrey ;   Ponomareva, Julia ;   Mochalova, Marina

Tags mHealthAffordable global healthcareHealthcare services

The research is aimed at reducing perinatal morbidity by prevention of pregnancy complications with large-scale e-health fetal monitoring. An...

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Application of Automated Fetal Valve Motion Identification to Investigate Fetal Heart Anomalies

Marzbanrad, Faezeh ;   Kimura, Yoshitaka ;   Palaniswami, Marimuthu ;   Khandoker, Ahsan Habib

Tags Data mining, analysis and machine learningBioinformaticsBiomarkers

Electromechanical coupling of the fetal heart can be evaluated using the intervals between the onset of the QRS complex of the fetal...

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Applying the Biodesign Innovation Process: Addressing the Inadequate Supply of Surgical Screws in the Developing World

Rismani, Shalaleh ;   Allan, Gregory ;   Chung, Vivian ;   Tam, Roger ;   Wilson, David ;   Van der Loos, H. F. Machiel

Tags Global healthcare challengesHuman factorsMedical devices

Trauma injuries are now a leading cause of death and disability across developing countries. Within these low-resource environments, the...

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Bayesian Prognostic Model for Genomic Discovery in Bipolar Disorder

Bobba, Swetha Sampath ;   Zollanvari, Amin ;   Alterovitz, Gil

Tags BioinformaticsData mining, analysis and machine learningHealthcare informatics and decision support systems

Integrative approaches that incorporate multiple experiments have shown a potential application in the discovery of disease-related...

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BEPOC: A Biometrics-Enabled Point-of-Care Patients and Electronic Medical Records Management System for Medical Missions

Igbonagwam, Okey ;   Nwosu, Kingsley

Tags Electronic health records (EHR)Global healthcare challengesHealthcare services

In spite of the tremendous efforts and successes in global health conditions, many citizens in low-income countries still suffer from health...

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Bluetooth Low Energy for Wearable Sensor-Based Healthcare Systems

Lu, Jiang ;   Zhang, Ting ;   Hu, Fei ;   Hao, Qi

Tags Wireless communications, networking and cloud computingWearable sensorsBody sensor networks

Wearable sensor-based healthcare systems have drawn a lot of attention from the scientific community and the industry during the past...

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Evaluation of Mathematical Models for Estimation of Arterial Stiffness through Pulse Transit Time Measurement

T S L, Radhika ;   M.B, Srinivas

Tags Clinical decision support systemsPOC diagnosticsMedical devices

Early detection of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its treatment is significantly expected to reduce the mortality rate across the world....

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Extraction of Speech Parameters about the Emotional Expression Characteristic: Focus on the Nursing Experience

Gao, Yahan ;   Ohno, Yuko ;   Na, Risu

Tags Healthcare informatics and decision support systemsMulti-device integration and network managementMulti-sensor data fusion and analysis

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Facilitating Motor Imagery Practice with Synchronous Action Observation for Stroke Patients

Sun, Yao ;   Yin, Lei ;   Meng, Ming ;   Ma, Yuliang ;   Luo, Zhi-zeng ;   Bao, Forrest Sheng

Tags Therapeutic intervention

It is known that Motor Imagery (MI) improves neurorehabilitation in stroke patients while action observation (AO) has the potential to...

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Four Years Old Children's Sleep: What Can We Obtain by using Wearable Measuring Devices at their Home?

Shirouzu, Shigenori ;   Shirouzu, Eiko ;   Fujitani, Shinobu ;   Katayama, Sotetsu ;   Masaki, Takeo ;   Sugano, HIsanobu

Tags POC technologiesPOC diagnosticsWearable sensors

We have developed a sleep measuring system which can measure any subject at any pace. This system is consisted with wearable (size:...

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Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Ultra­-Wideband Radar-Based Monitoring System for Extending Independent Living

Heim, Marcus ;   Dotemoto, Philip ;   Rodriguez, Fabian ;   Meng, Fanfu ;   Salam, Nathik ;   Smilkstein, Tina

Tags Infrastructure independent care

An ultrawideband short range radar (UWBSRR) human monitoring system is described which provides the ability to monitor movement, shape,...

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Med-Vest: A Textile based Sensory Array

Durfee, Robert ;   Venugopalan, Janani ;   Ren, Jiacheng ;   Wang, May D.

Tags Body sensor networksPOC diagnostics

Sickle cell disease is a genetic mutation that causes sickling of the red blood cells, affecting between 90,000 and 100,000 Americans....

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Medical Remote Observational and Diagnostic Telemonitoring (MedROAD)

Boulanger, Pierre ;   Wood, Peter William ;   Papadas, Constantin ;   Becher, Harald

Tags IT for healthcare services and deliveryMedical devicesMulti-sensor data fusion and analysis

The MedROAD project aims at providing most of the fundamental diagnostic tests normally available in large hospitals in a completely mobile...

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Modeling Iced Bio-Bandage Design for Skin Burns

Alkhader, Arar ;   Hu, Junling ;   Patra, Prabir

Tags Therapeutic intervention

Over the years, many designs for biobandage were introduced for different types of burns but in most cases these designs are introduced...

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Multi-Class SVM based on Sleep Stage Identification using EEG Signal

Aboalayon, Khald ;   Faezipour, Miad

Tags Data mining, analysis and machine learningBioinformaticsPersonalized medicine

Currently, sleep disorders are considered as one of the major human life issues. Human sleep is a regular state of rest for the body in...

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Multi-Dimensional Multi-Granularities Data Mining for Discovering Innovative Healthcare Services

Chiang, Johannes K. ;   Chu, Chia-Chi

Tags Data mining, analysis and machine learningHealthcare informatics and decision support systemsHealthcare services

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Paper-Based Raman Spectroscopy for On-Site Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Yokoyama, Moe ;   Nishimura, Takahiro ;   Yamada, Kenji ;   Ohno, Yuko

Tags Patient monitoring and care in diverse environmentsPersonalized medicinePOC technologies

This study proposes Raman spectroscopy of tear fluid with paper substrates for on-site therapeutic drug monitoring(TDM). In this method,...

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Relating Sensor-Based Tremor Metrics to a Conventional Clinical Scale

Western, David ;   Neild, Simon ;   Hyde, Richard ;   Jones, Rosemary ;   Davies-Smith, Angela

Tags Wearable sensorsSensor reliability and data validationClinical decision support systems

Clinical scales based on visual observation are routinely used to assess pathological tremors, informing diagnoses and treatment selection....

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Sensor Network for Extended Health Monitoring of Hospital Patients

Gonnot, Thomas ;   Yi, Won-Jae ;   Monsef, Ehsan ;   Govindan, Pramod ;   Saniie, Jafar

Tags Infrastructure independent careBody sensor networksWearable sensors

Modern hospitals are equipped with a variety of medical devices for the care of the patients. A particular group of devices are the ones...

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Service-Oriented Biomedical Devices

Teixeira Lacerda, João Marcos ;   Valentim, Ricardo Alexsandro de Medeiros ;   Araújo, Bruno G. de ;   Grilo de Morais, Philippi Sedir ;   da Câmara Ribeiro Dantas, Marcel

Tags Healthcare informatics and decision support systemsMulti-device integration and network managementPOC technologies

The great diversity in the architecture of biomedical devices, coupled with their different communication protocols, has hindered the...

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Spectrogram-Based Audio Classification of Nutrition Intake

Kalantarian, Haik ;   Alshurafa, Nabil ;   Pourhomayoun, Mohammad ;   Sarin, Shruti ;   Le, Tuan ;   Sarrafzadeh, Majid

Tags Body sensor networks

Acoustic monitoring of food intake in an unobtrusive, wearable form-factor can encourage healthy dietary choices by enabling individuals to...

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Two Way Communication: How to Test Both Sides of an Emergency Tool

Alvarez, Juliana ;   Marino Fortier, Simon

Tags Clinical decision support systemsHealthcare informatics and decision support systemsPublic health informatics

This paper aims to present an innovative methodology to test and validate the comprehension and utilization of visual e-health in a context...

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Vibrotactile Device for Rehabilitative Training of Persons with Lower-Limb Amputation

Marayong, Panadda ;   Khoo, I-Hung ;   Nguyen, Khang ;   Bharti, Neha ;   Ruhe, Brian ;   Craig, Dana ;   Wu, Will

Tags POC technologiesIntegration of POC in healthcareMedical devices

Individuals with prostheses use sensations experienced through the residual limb during ambulation to perceive the state of the prosthesis....

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Whole Population Management of Patients with Diabetes

Clarke, Malcolm ;   Gokalp, Hulya ;   Jones, Russell ;   Fursse, Joanna ;   Sharma, Urvashi

Tags Healthcare servicesCritical challenges in remote diagnosis and patient managementAffordable global healthcare

An increasingly aging population is presenting greater prevalence of people with diabetes, co-morbidities and the complications. Moreover, poor...

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Wireless Patient Monitoring System

Smith, Scott ;   Bell, Alexsis ;   Rogers, Paul ;   Farnell, Chris ;   Sparkman, Brett

Tags Medical devicesPOC technologiesWireless sensors and device control

The current method of monitoring patients in hospitals keeps patients tied to their beds and can be uncomfortable for patients to wear. The...

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Workplace Monitoring of Employee Health using the Workstation PC as a Platform

Bhattacharjee, Priyankar

Tags IT for healthcare services and deliveryPublic health informaticsHealthcare informatics and decision support systems

A country's biggest asset is its workforce, given the fact that a healthy workforce can contribute to rapid growth of the economy. Chronic...

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