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Improvement of the quality and efficiency of healthcare in medicine, both at home and in hospital, is becoming more and more important for patients and society at large. As many technologies (micro technologies, telecommunication, low-power design, new textiles, and flexible sensors) are now available, new user-friendly devices can be developed to enhance(More)
In this chapter we briefly present the key historical periods in diagnostic medicine , provocatively expressed in terms of their use of sensors, highlighting the dramatic way in which changes in sensing technology have altered the role of the physician, have led to the creation and grow of new professions allied to medicine and have affected the patient(More)
We have developed a more accurate and reproducible method of quantifying motion artifact in ECG (electrocardiogram) electrodes to assist in electrode assessment and design. It uses an algorithm developed by Sensor Technology & Devices Ltd. to reliably overcome the variation in results due to differing skin types and other causes of spurious readings such as(More)
New medical devices and services enabling citizen’s health care anywhere and anytime are expected in the near future. However, to become a reality these devices must be supported by personalized services which satisfy user needs. In this paper we propose a general approach to manage the complexity of ambiguously related information for providing(More)
In the field of cognitive ergonomics, research on car drivers requires multimodal in-vehicle systems for recording not only driving-related behavior, but also contextual information from their surroundings. In addition, reliable information concerning a driver's functional state should be obtained. In this article, we describe an integrated device(More)
BioImpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) has been clinically used to determine the hydrational status of patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD). In the present project we are developing a calf-localised, integrated impedimetric device to periodically and conveniently measure and transmit information on the hydrational status of home-based patients to a remote(More)
This paper describes the development and the validation of a prototype wearable miniaturized impedance monitoring system for remote monitoring in home-based dialysis patients. This device is intended to assess the hydration status of dialysis patients using calf impedance measurements. The system is based on the low-power AD8302 component. The impedance(More)