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Wearable Monitoring Devices for Assistive Technology: Case Studies in Post-Polio Syndrome

Giuseppe Andreoni, Marco Mazzola, Paolo Perego, Carlo Standoli, Simone Manzoni, Luca Piccini, Franco Molteni
2014 Sensors  
Four subjects affected by Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) were recruited.  ...  The wearable device and the semi-automatic post-processing software provided a novel set of objective data to assess the overall efficiency of the patient-orthosis system.  ...  Wearable technologies (WT) have been exploited for gathering biological data in the long-term monitoring field [14] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s140202012 pmid:24469354 pmcid:PMC3958267 fatcat:cbmzts5a6rfohhqgens2yrjvoe

Low-Cost Textile Myoelectric Control of Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

Samuel Pitou, Brendan Michael, Ganesh M. Bapat, S. Sujatha, Matthew Howard
2019 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)  
knee-ankle-foot orthoses to assist in ambulation.  ...  To this end, this paper reports a study into the use of a low-cost, textile-based sensor interface for the myoelectric control of lower limb orthoses in restoring gait function.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This study was supported by an EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship award, Grant Reference No. EP/P510804/1.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ghtc46095.2019.9033112 dblp:conf/ghtc/PitouMBS019 fatcat:h5vvp7nudjdhhlypzugcqmxdiy

Falls in Post-Polio Patients: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Yonah Ofran, Isabella Schwartz, Sheer Shabat, Martin Seyres, Naama Karniel, Sigal Portnoy
2021 Biology  
Individuals with post-polio syndrome (PPS) suffer from falls and secondary damage.  ...  Conclusion: Gait variability, easily measured by wearables or pressure-sensing mats, is an important predictor of falls in PPS population.  ...  Informed Consent Statement: Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study. Data Availability Statement: Data is contained within the article or Supplementary Materials.  ... 
doi:10.3390/biology10111110 pmid:34827103 pmcid:PMC8614826 fatcat:vsuedqfgtzg4polsy323wcw5ea

Analysis of the Human Interaction with a Wearable Lower-Limb Exoskeleton

Juan C. Moreno, Fernando Brunetti, Enrique Navarro, Arturo Forner-Cordero, José L. Pons
2009 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
The results with the post-polio patient demonstrate the feasibility of providing gait compensation by means of the presented wearable exoskeleton, designed with a testing procedure that involves the human  ...  Also, endurance (mechanical) tests provided criteria to perform experiments with one post-polio patient.  ...  ) and IST-61-045301-STP (ESBIRRO, Biomimetic actuation, sensing and control technology for limit eyele bipedal walkers) of the European Commission.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2009/712530 fatcat:skvuyhynjraixc5obnqbnah3ii

Analysis of the human interaction with a wearable lower-limb exoskeleton

Juan C. Moreno, Fernando Brunetti, Enrique Navarro, Arturo Forner-Cordero, José L. Pons
2009 Applied Bionics and Biomechanics  
The results with the post-polio patient demónstrate the feasibility of providing gait compensation by means of the presented wearable exoskeleton, designed with a testing procedure that involves the human  ...  Also, endurance (mechanical) tests provided criteria to perform experiments with one post-polio patient.  ...  ) and IST-61-045301-STP (ESBIRRO, Biomimetic actuation, sensing and control technology for limit eyele bipedal walkers) of the European Commission.  ... 
doi:10.1080/11762320902823324 fatcat:dq7r7hl2mbg6flew5wvlkl37ye

Technologies to Improve Immunization [chapter]

Mark J. Papania, Darin Zehrung, Courtney Jarrahian
2018 Plotkin's Vaccines  
We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals for photographs, prepublication manuscripts, reference material, fact-checking, and other assistance for this and previous editions: Aerogen  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Bruce Weniger, coauthor of previous editions of this chapter, for the research and content that informed this edition.  ...  The challenges associated with timely ordering, purchase, inventory, and monitoring are staggering and result in ongoing attempts to improve immunization programs and develop software to assist with the  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-35761-6.00068-7 fatcat:ntngla2rtndvniw7egwy5fbkgu

How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers

David J. Reinkensmeyer, Sarah Blackstone, Cathy Bodine, John Brabyn, David Brienza, Kevin Caves, Frank DeRuyter, Edmund Durfee, Stefania Fatone, Geoff Fernie, Steven Gard, Patricia Karg (+24 others)
2017 Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation  
In many cases, the ever-present mobile devices allow for interventions that were not previously possible.  ...  Research studies available tended to be single-case design or studies with extremely small populations [319] [320] [321] [322] .  ...  Availability of data and materials Data sharing not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study Authors' contributions DJR and TC conceived the idea for  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12984-017-0321-3 pmid:29110728 pmcid:PMC5674748 fatcat:7ocbf6dsvjc6tn7uko75gg5w2u

Negative-Pressure Ventilation in Neuromuscular Diseases in the Acute Setting

Anna Annunziata, Cecilia Calabrese, Francesca Simioli, Antonietta Coppola, Martina Flora, Antonella Marotta, Valentina Di Spirito, Francesco Didonna, Marcellino Cicalese, Giuseppe Fiorentino
2022 Journal of Clinical Medicine  
Over the years, technological evolution has allowed for the development of more comfortable devices, leading to an increased interest in NPV.  ...  Mechanical ventilation started with negative-pressure ventilation (NPV) during the 1950s to assist patients with respiratory failure, secondary to poliomyelitis.  ...  as fibrobronchoscopy and apply devices for oxygen therapy.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jcm11092589 pmid:35566729 pmcid:PMC9101364 fatcat:yv6kb22hkfajzmcindkcieox6u

Remote patient monitoring: a comprehensive study

Lakmini P. Malasinghe, Naeem Ramzan, Keshav Dahal
2017 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing  
, etc.) used in a system for assisted living.  ...  Smartphone assisted technology for eye care have been shown to be promising (Lakshminarayanan et al. 2015) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12652-017-0598-x fatcat:mkia26jzdrbthj5gci5q6kbduu

Mobile Health in the Developing World: Review of Literature and Lessons From a Case Study

Siddique Latif, Rajib Rana, Junaid Qadir, Anwaar Ali, Muhammad Ali Imran, Muhammad Shahzad Younis
2017 IEEE Access  
The mHealth trend, which uses mobile devices and associated technology for health interventions, offers unprecedented opportunity to transform the health services available to people across the globe.  ...  We are also the first to conduct a case study on the public health system of Pakistan showing that mHealth can offer tremendous opportunities for a developing country with a severe scarcity of health infrastructure  ...  CASE STUDY: MOBILE HEALTH FOR PAKISTAN Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world in terms of population.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2017.2710800 fatcat:udgi3o4nrfhu3p7qgnycqiy55u

Lower-Limb Wearable Exoskeleton [chapter]

J.L. Pons, J.C. Moreno, F.J. Brunetti, E. Roco
2007 Rehabilitation Robotics  
In Figure 28 this reduction in mediolateral forces can be observed in the initial stance phase, which avoids lateral movement, typical in the gait of patients with post-polio syndrome. Fig. 28 .  ...  Experimental trials A left-leg unilateral exoskeleton was customised to two patients with post-polio syndrome. The construction of the joints restricted movement at the sagital plane.  ...  The chapters are presented in a way that the reader will get a seamless impression of the current concepts of optimal modes of both experimental and ap-plicable roles of robotic devices.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5176 fatcat:dg7vbuxqv5dvdamac6imo3gtzq

Report on user requirements, existing tools and infrastructure

Cosma Robin, Ioannis Benekos, Hanna Gharrad, Maruntelu Nicolae, Philippe Besson, Andriciuc Radu, Pia Ferner, Simona Panunzi, Laura Giraldi, Sabrina Scheuer, Rosanna Babagiannou
2020 Zenodo  
The conclusions underline the need for technological improvements in the field of R&D, as the best solution for an optimal cost-benefit ratio.  ...  New SAR technologies must add value to SAR actions, being able to address the requirements of users, for each type of technique, on the achievement of improvements in the following KPIs: ergonomic, power  ...  Gas HAZMAT monitor, GPS Tracker, Smartwatch, Smart-phone / Tough-phone, Wearable monitoring systems embedded in the uniform of the first responder and first aid for children devices.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5179881 fatcat:pz3lxssui5fbdmmy2w2g7dqe6i

Usability of a Wearable Camera System for Dementia Family Caregivers

Judith T. Matthews, Jennifer H. Lingler, Grace B. Campbell, Amanda E. Hunsaker, Lu Hu, Bernardo R. Pires, Martial Hebert, Richard Schulz
2015 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
It accounts for 60%-80% of persons with dementia in this country and often co-occurs with other forms of dementia.  ...  Prior to using the system, CGs assessed its benefits to be worth the invasion of privacy; post-wear privacy concerns did not differ significantly.  ...  We thank Michael Devyver, John Kozar, Aubrey Shick, and Arne Suppe for their technical and design contributions to this project, and Sally Hostein, Julie Klinger, and Laurel Person Mecca for their efforts  ... 
doi:10.1260/2040-2295.6.2.213 fatcat:3bsv5yintjefpmzoqge5ivjml4

Human-Robot Communication in Rehabilitation Devices

Jacek Dunaj, Wojciech Klimasara, Zbigniew Pilat, Wieslaw Rycerski
2015 Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems  
Robotic systems assisting physical rehabilitation are developed for both commercial purposes and personal use.  ...  In the years to come, such devices will be used mainly by the elderly, the disabled, as well as children and adults after accidents and disorders limiting their physical capabilities.  ...  This device called Rancho Golden Arm [9] was initially designed for patients with the post-polio syndrome.  ... 
doi:10.14313/jamris_2-2015/12 fatcat:z3chb2hnqrhb3kkq2xosvhhzri

Two decades of vaccine innovations for global public good: Report of the Developing Countries' Vaccine Manufacturers Network 20th meeting, 21–23 october 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sonia Pagliusi, Maureen Dennehy, Akira Homma
2020 Vaccine  
Challenges in planning and operations at global level included those in health security, polio eradication, re-emergence of diseases, disparities between forecasts and orders and heterogeneous regulatory  ...  Health market trends, delivery gaps, integration of system-wide needs, costs and benefits, and implications for stakeholder decision-making were areas of focus.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful for the generous availability of all speakers and moderators whose made the meeting possible and contributed to its success.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.062 pmid:32535016 pmcid:PMC7286646 fatcat:xjsorrtpenap5frriochcjaq3q
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