INTRODUCTION The interoperability of the Electrocardiogram (ECG) between heterogeneous systems has been facilitated by not one, but a number of predefined open storage formats. To improve the techniques currently used, it is important to define the similarities and the differences between these ECG storage formats. METHODS This paper presents a review of… (More)
Smart Homes (SH) have emerged as a realistic intelligent assistive environment capable of providing assistive living for the elderly and the disabled. Nevertheless, it still remains a challenge to assist the inhabitants of a SH in performing the " right " action(s) at the " right " time in the " right " place. To address this challenge, this paper… (More)
The technologies underpinning smart homes offer promising solutions in the realm of assistive living. At present, there are a number of smart home applications being developed with a raft of technologies that provide fragments of the necessary functionality. Nevertheless, there is currently a major gap between these endeavours and the vision of smart homes… (More)
This article describes an investigation to determine the optimal placement of accelerometers for the purpose of detecting a range of everyday activities. The paper investigates the effect of combining data from accelerometers placed at various bodily locations on the accuracy of activity detection. Eight healthy males participated within the study. Data… (More)
This work describes a potential solution to the problems caused by the heterogeneous nature of the data which may be collected within smart home environments. Such information may be generated at an intra-or inter-institutional level following laboratory testing or based on in-situ evaluations. We offer a solution to this problem in the form of a… (More)
Advances in wearable health systems, from a smart textile, signal processing, and wireless communications perspective, have resulted in the recent deployment of such systems in real clinical and healthcare settings. Nevertheless, the problem of identifying the most appropriate sites from which biological parameters can be recorded still remains unsolved.… (More)
In this paper, we describe the development of an internet-based system and a novel mobile home based device for the management of medication. We extend these concepts through the descriptions of an enhanced service with the use of mobile phone technology and home based digital TV services.
INTRODUCTION This study investigates how a particular incorrect electrode configuration affects the 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG). METHODS A correct and an incorrect 12-lead ECG were extracted from a 192-lead BSPM. This was done for 232 BSPMs yielding 464 12-lead ECGs. The particular incorrect ECG involved displacing electrodes V1 and V2 in the second… (More)