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BACKGROUND The incidence of chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries is rapidly increasing both in urban and rural regions. A major challenge for health systems globally is to develop innovative solutions for the prevention and control of these diseases. This paper discusses the development and pilot testing of SMARTHealth, a mobile-based,(More)
BACKGROUND Identification is of paramount importance in any forensic investigation. Positive identification of living or deceased using distinctive traits is a cornerstone of forensic science. The uniqueness of these patterns and subtle distinction between traits has offered worthy supplemental tools in establishing the true nature of facts. AIM The first(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of premature death and disability in India and yet few people at risk of CVD are able to access best practice health care. Mobile health (mHealth) is a promising solution, but very few mHealth interventions have been subjected to robust evaluation in India. OBJECTIVE The objectives were to develop(More)
Taking the Blood Pressure (BP) with a traditional sphygmomanometer requires a trained user. In developed countries, patients who need to monitor their BP at home usually acquire an electronic BP device with an automatic inflate/deflate cycle that determines the BP through the oscillometric method. For patients in resource constrained regions automated BP(More)
It has been known that noise can enhance the temporal regularity of dynamical systems that exhibit a bursting behavior--the phenomenon of coherence resonance. But can the phenomenon be expected for nonbursting chaotic systems? We present a theoretical argument based on the idea of time-scale matching and provide experimental evidence with a chaotic(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in India is currently assessed using the World Health Organization/International Society for Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts since no population-specific models exist. The WHO/ISH risk prediction charts have two versions-one with total cholesterol as a predictor (the high information (HI) model) and the other(More)
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