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A systematic review of the characteristics and validity of monitoring technologies to assess Parkinson's disease.

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Mar 12, 2016

BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in having objective assessment of health-related outcomes using technology-based devices that provide unbiased measurements which can be used in clinical practice and scientific research.

A Context-Aware Application to Increase Elderly Users Compliance with Physical Rehabilitation Exercises at Home via Animatronic Biofeedback.

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Aug 31, 2015

Biofeedback from physical rehabilitation exercises has proved to lead to faster recovery, better outcomes, and increased patient motivation. In addition, it allows the physical rehabilitation processes carried out at the clinic to be complemented with exercises performed at home.

NFC as a Childhood Obesity Treatment Tool.

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Aug 08, 2015

Childhood Obesity is associated with a wide range of serious health complications and constitutes an increased risk of premature syndromes, including diabetes or heart diseases. Its treatment seems to be complicated.

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Walking function in clinical monitoring of multiple sclerosis by telemedicine.

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Jul 16, 2015

Walking limitation is a key component of disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the information on daily walking activity and disability over time is limited.

Novel algorithm for a smartphone-based 6-minute walk test application: algorithm, application development, and evaluation.

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Apr 19, 2015

BACKGROUND: The 6-minute walk test (6MWT: the maximum distance walked in 6 minutes) is used by rehabilitation professionals as a measure of exercise capacity. Today's smartphones contain hardware that can be used for wearable sensor applications and mobile data analysis.

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Unobtrusive monitoring and identification of fall accidents.

Publication Date: 
Apr 27, 2015

Falls are a societal and economic problem of great concern with large parts of the population, in particular older citizens, at significant risk and the result of a fall often being grave.

Monitoring functional capability of individuals with lower limb amputations using mobile phones.

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Jun 10, 2013

To be effective, a prescribed prosthetic device must match the functional requirements and capabilities of each patient. These capabilities are usually assessed by a clinician and reported by the Medicare K-level designation of mobility.

Health monitors for chronic disease by gait analysis with mobile phones.

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Nov 11, 2014

We have developed GaitTrack, a phone application to detect health status while the smartphone is carried normally. GaitTrack software monitors walking patterns, using only accelerometers embedded in phones to record spatiotemporal motion, without the need for sensors external to the phone.

Challenges, issues and trends in fall detection systems.

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Jul 16, 2013

Since falls are a major public health problem among older people, the number of systems aimed at detecting them has increased dramatically over recent years. This work presents an extensive literature review of fall detection systems, including comparisons among various kinds of studies.

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