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A Modular Sensorized Mat for Monitoring Infant Posture

Marco Donati, Francesca Cecchi, Filippo Bonaccorso, Marco Branciforte, Paolo Dario, Nicola Vitiello
2013 Sensors  
We present a novel sensorized mat for monitoring infant's posture through the measure of pressure maps.  ...  The system consists of on-board electronics for data collection, pre-elaboration, and transmission to a remote computing unit for analysis and posture classification.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors want to thank Massimo Soldateschi for helping with the recruitment of the healthy infants and the support during the experimental validation, and Levin Sliker for proof reading  ... 
doi:10.3390/s140100510 pmid:24385029 pmcid:PMC3926572 fatcat:pitfqkqjrvhfvbiqvjdtxulz7m

Home-based, early intervention with mechatronic toys for preterm infants at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (CARETOY): a RCT protocol

Giuseppina Sgandurra, Laura Bartalena, Giovanni Cioni, Gorm Greisen, Anna Herskind, Emanuela Inguaggiato, Jakob Lorentzen, Jens Bo Nielsen, Elisa Sicola
2014 BMC Pediatrics  
The EU CareToy Project Consortium ( has developed a new modular system for intensive, individualized, home-based and family-centred early intervention, managed remotely by rehabilitation  ...  A randomised controlled trial (RCT) has been designed to evaluate the efficacy of CareToy training in a first sample of low-risk preterm infants.  ...  embedded sounds and lights), iii) a belt wall with a sensorized pillow, iv) an arch with lights, v) 4 cameras; 2) vision module (screen wall), equipped with a large monitor; 3) mat module with a sensorized  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-268 pmid:25319764 pmcid:PMC4287225 fatcat:7p2loz47czfb7dmhv73krqsvza

Early intervention at home in infants with congenital brain lesion with CareToy revised: a RCT protocol

Giuseppina Sgandurra, Elena Beani, Matteo Giampietri, Riccardo Rizzi, Giovanni Cioni
2018 BMC Pediatrics  
This study describes the protocol of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) aimed to evaluate, in a sample of infants at high-risk for CP, the efficacy of CT-R intervention compared to the Infant Massage  ...  Congenital brain lesions expose infants to be at high-risk for being affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP).  ...  Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pisa University Hospital "Santa Chiara", Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy. 4 Neuroscience Center of Excellence and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, "A.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1264-y pmid:30185165 pmcid:PMC6126039 fatcat:zlxcg7t5drefzbip5t5lq2xyzy

Multimedia and Gaming Technologies for Telerehabilitation of Motor Disabilities [Leading Edge]

Rosa Altilio, Luca Liparulo, Massimo Panella, Andrea Proietti, Marco Paoloni
2015 IEEE technology & society magazine  
■ CareToy -A Modular Smart Sys- tem for Infant' Rehabilitation at Home based on Mechatronic Toys ( project/rcn/108029_en.html) is a project to provide a useful tool for infants  ...  As depicted in Figure 3, the system is composed of three different modules: a sensorized mat, used to evaluate postur- al control; a vision module, for evaluating the infant's move- ment; and an instrumented  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2015.2494279 fatcat:umo5pqs4qvcojjyxvjdyqlwgaq

Feasibility of Care Toy Early Intervention in infants with Down Syndrome

2019 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
for 5 weeks; other 5 infants were followed as SC for the same period.  ...  CT demonstrated its feasibility for providing EI also in infants with DS and its effects seems promising. However, further large RCT studies are needed.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We thank all the parents and the infants who participated in this pilot study. We also thank the CareToy Developmental  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.d7976.118419 fatcat:hbexz2cwvrhm5dtscvk3ielojm

The Smart House for Older Persons and Persons With Physical Disabilities: Structure, Technology Arrangements, and Perspectives

D.H. Stefanov, Z. Bien, W.-C. Bang
2004 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
Smart houses are considered a good alternative for the independent life of older persons and persons with disabilities.  ...  Index Terms-Health monitoring, intelligent house, smart house, wearable sensor.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank the anonymous reviewers for their useful suggestions aimed at improving the quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2004.828423 pmid:15218937 fatcat:b3rkubyqnneufagzbiv5b5e4ze

Feasibility Analysis of CareToy-Revised Early Intervention in Infants at High Risk for Cerebral Palsy

Elena Beani, Valentina Menici, Alessandra Cecchi, Maria Luce Cioni, Matteo Giampietri, Riccardo Rizzi, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Giovanni Cioni, CareToy-R Consortium
2020 Frontiers in Neurology  
This study reports preliminary evidence to the feasibility of a home-based EI with CareToy-R system in infants at high risk for CP.  ...  All CareToy-R trainings were planned by the clinical staff with a daily personalized use for each infant between 30 and 45 min (mean 34.37 min).  ...  First of all, due to the crucial postural needs of these infants, a postural modular system was added in the gym.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fneur.2020.601137 pmid:33391164 pmcid:PMC7772394 fatcat:yr5sk33gqbbu3golqmrmrgdfnm

An open-source, wireless vest for measuring autonomic function in infants

Charles Maitha, Jesse C. Goode, Danielle P. Maulucci, Suha M. S. Lasassmeh, Chen Yu, Linda B. Smith, Jeremy I. Borjon
2020 Behavior Research Methods  
The schematics of the vest, instructions for its construction, and a suite of software designed for its use are made freely available.  ...  demonstrating known clinical landmarks of a heartbeat, (2) by demonstrating an infant in a period of sustained attention, a well-documented behavior in the developmental psychology literature, and (3)  ...  The sensors are mounted on a rubber mat (bottom) with a fabric covering equipped with snap buttons to secure the sensors (top).  ... 
doi:10.3758/s13428-020-01394-4 pmid:32333329 fatcat:3gzysjdaanbsdjm64ryxxrddku

A Wearable Sleep Position Tracking System Based on Dynamic State Transition Framework

Sanghoon Jeon, Taejoon Park, Anand Paul, Yang-Soo Lee, Sang Hyuk Son
2019 IEEE Access  
We suggest a two-level classifier specialized for sleep motion based on Dynamic State Transition (DST)-framework.  ...  INDEX TERMS Sleep position, sleep quality, sleep monitoring, wearable devices. 135742 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.  ...  For specific application use, infant postures (such as prone, supine and seated) were estimated by using a modular pressure-sensitive mat [13] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2942608 fatcat:rwq5s7ge65ezpdckh7snxk432i

IoT-Based Applications in Healthcare Devices

Bikash Pradhan, Saugat Bhattacharyya, Kunal Pal, Mian Muhammand Sadiq Fareed
2021 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
To be more specific, the Internet of Things (IoT) has shown potential application in connecting various medical devices, sensors, and healthcare professionals to provide quality medical services in a remote  ...  In sum, the current study provides a comprehensive source of information regarding the different fields of application of HIoT intending to help future researchers, who have the interest to work and make  ...  Slawomir Wilczynski, Medical University, Silesia, Poland, for his help in improving the English writing of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/6632599 pmid:33791084 pmcid:PMC7997744 fatcat:lgpmvsojhbfw5lga3taqdrsnpu

A Flexible Sensor Technology for the Distributed Measurement of Interaction Pressure

Marco Donati, Nicola Vitiello, Stefano De Rossi, Tommaso Lenzi, Simona Crea, Alessandro Persichetti, Francesco Giovacchini, Bram Koopman, Janez Podobnik, Marko Munih, Maria Carrozza
2013 Sensors  
We present a sensor technology for the measure of the physical human-robot interaction pressure developed in the last years at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.  ...  A first generation of the system was used to monitor human-robot interaction in upper-(NEUROExos; Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) and lower-limb (LOPES; University of Twente) exoskeletons for rehabilitation  ...  of University of Twente for the experiments carried out with the LOPES.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130101021 pmid:23322104 pmcid:PMC3574719 fatcat:qf42tdhz7be43afmxy33e4lj6a

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

2022 Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP)  
Data are everywhereopening new opportunities to observe, probe, and modify every imaginable aspect of human behaviorat a scale we never imagined.  ...  Along the way, I develop calls for more flexible definitions of time, fluidity and diversity of methodological approach, and engagement with science that adds good into the world.  ...  Articles between the years of 2013-2021 were included if the focus employed mHealth or smartphone app technology for gait or posture measurements or monitoring without the need of outboard sensors, which  ... 
doi:10.1123/jsep.2022-0071 fatcat:yl2c7hvawre2lmyf7mqnrjkpoe

Abstracts of the Scientific Sessions from the WFC'S 12th Biennial Congress Proceedings, Durban, South Africa, April 10-13, 2013

2013 Journal Chiropractic Medicine  
The WFC call for abstracts resulted in 173 submissions from 14 countries (Australia, and the United States). From these abstracts, 32 platform and 85 posters were selected for presentation.  ...  Data were only collected from thoracic SMT by a thin (0.3 mm) flexible pressure sensitive mat (Tactilus, Sensor Products Inc, Madison, NJ) placed in-between the SMT provider and recipient.  ...  Results: Six studies were identified for inclusion, representing a total of 325 infants.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2013.07.001 pmid:24294151 pmcid:PMC3730296 fatcat:4d7tr2uvpbfmhai3qjohmakvke

Abstracts of Scientific Presentations 2018 AALAS National Meeting Baltimore, Maryland

2018 Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science  
Examples of behaviors for training included dogs that would refuse to move into their home cage for feeding/separating, dogs that would leap out of the cage when the door was opened, dogs that would keep  ...  We began with a small pool of 10 dogs, the worst offenders of these behaviors, and created a plan using a clicker and target training to teach the dogs to move on command and to hold still when the door  ...  PS90 Gentle Handling Benefits Animal Welfare without Disturbing Gut Microbiota in a Rat Model of Alzheimer's Disease G Hofmann *1,2 , ML Hart 1,2 , A Ericsson 1,2 , CL Franklin 1,2 1 Comparative Medicine  ... 
pmid:30236173 pmcid:PMC6159684 fatcat:bd5btuaf7zaevde3hds36zze2e

Sequential grouping constraints on across‐channel auditory processing

Andrew J. Oxenham, Torsten Dau
2005 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Specifically, for inter-speech posture of the lips, lip aperture and protrusion are measured using Optotrak.  ...  ͑AS͒, an underlying posture of the articulators during speech, has existed for centuries ͓Laver, Historiogr.  ...  Together, these proposals have important implications for language acquisition: infants can discriminate across rhythm classes ͓Nazzi, Bertoncini, and Mehler, J. Exp.  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.4809413 fatcat:pi7xm3qw55ho5oyw27fb3p2bl4
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