HuMOVE: A Low-invasive Wearable Monitoring Platform in Sexual Medicine

Gastone Ciuti, Matteo Nardi, Pietro Valdastri, Arianna Menciassi, Ciro Basile Fasolo, Paolo Dario
<span title="">2014</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Urology</a> </i> &nbsp;
Number of tables: 1 Keywords: Accelerometer-based platform; activities of daily living; human sexual performance evaluator; sexual assessment monitor; wearable inertial device; premature and delayed ejaculation. Category of the manuscript: original article for the type 31 -TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING Sources of financial support: This work did not receive any support or financing by agencies or commissions. No conflict of interests or personal funding to declare. Abstract Objectives: In order to
more &raquo; ... enable quantitative and continuous measurement of sexual performance with minimal invasiveness and inconvenience for the user, an accelerometerbased wearable system, named HU-MOVE platform, was investigated. Methods: Design, implementation and development of HU-MOVE, a wearable platform equipped with an accelerometer sensor for monitoring inertial parameters for sexual performance assessment and diagnosis. The system enables quantitative measurement of movement parameters during sexual intercourse, meeting the requirements of wearability, data storage, sampling rate and interfacing methods, which are fundamental for human sexual intercourse performance analysis. HU-MOVE was validated through characterization on a controlled experimental test bench and tested in human model in simulated sexual intercourse conditions. Results: HU-MOVE demonstrated to be a robust and quantitative monitoring platform and a reliable candidate for sexual performance evaluation and diagnosis. Characterization analysis on the controlled experimental test bench demonstrated an accurate correlation between the HU-MOVE system and a reference displacement sensor data. Experimental test in human model in simulated intercourse condition confirmed the accuracy of the sexual performance evaluation platform and the effectiveness of the selected and derived parameters. The obtained outcomes also established the project expectations in terms of usability and comfort, highlighted by the questionnaires that pointed out the low-invasiveness and acceptance of the device. Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, HU-MOVE platform is the first device for human sexual performance analysis compatible with the sexual intercourse; the system has 4 the potentiality to represent a helpful tool for physicians to accurately classify sexual disorders, e.g. premature or delayed ejaculation. IELT [s] SI PENETRATION [A.U.] FREQUENCY [Hz] Mean ± SD Median Range Error ± SD Mean ± SD Median Range Error± SD Mean ± SD Median Range Error± SD
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