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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are an important class of toxic pollutants released by fossil fuel combustion. Other pollutants include metals and particulate matter. PAH-DNA adducts, or benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) adducts as their proxy, provide a chemical-specific measure of individual biologically effective doses that have been associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), lead, and mercury are released by combustion of coal and other fossil fuels. OBJECTIVES In the present study we evaluated the association between prenatal exposure to these pollutants and child development measured by the Gesell Developmental Schedules at 2 years of age.(More)
Sleep quality affects people's work performance, mood, safety, and quality of life. Poor sleep quality reduces short-term memory, cognitive abilities, and motor skills for all age groups. We introduce EZwakeup, a system that extracts sleep quality indicators with an eTextile-based sensing system and applies feedback-guided external stimuli to smoothly wake(More)
Sleep plays a pivotal role in the quality of life, and sleep posture is related to many medical conditions such as sleep apnea. In this paper, we design a dense pressure-sensitive bedsheet for sleep posture monitoring. In contrast to existing techniques, our bedsheet system offers a completely unobtrusive method using comfortable textile sensors. Based on(More)
Gait analysis is an important medical diagnostic process and has many applications in rehabilitation, therapy and exercise training. However, standard human gait analysis has to be performed in a specific gait lab and operated by a medical professional. This traditional method increases the examination cost and decreases the accuracy of the natural gait(More)
— Sleep constitutes a big portion of our lives and is a major part of health and well-being. Monitoring the quality of sleep can aid in the medical diagnosis of a variety of sleep and psychiatric disorders and can serve as an indication of several chronic diseases. Sleep stage analysis plays a pivotal role in the evaluation of the quality of sleep and is a(More)
2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is the major heterocyclic amine generated from cooking meats at high temperatures, and dietary exposures have been shown to induce prostate cancer in rats. PhIP derives its carcinogenic potential through the formation of PhIP-DNA adducts. The purpose of this study was to examine whether self-reported(More)
Detecting human activity independent of intensity is essential in many applications, primarily in calculating metabolic equivalent rates and extracting human context awareness. Many classifiers that train on an activity at a subset of intensity levels fail to recognize the same activity at other intensity levels. This demonstrates weakness in the underlying(More)
Detecting human activity independent of intensity is essential in many applications, primarily in calculating metabolic equivalent rates (MET) and extracting human context awareness from on-body inertial sensors. Many classifiers that train on an activity at a subset of intensity levels fail to classify the same activity at other intensity levels. This(More)
Remote health monitoring (RHM) can help save the cost burden of unhealthy lifestyles. Of increased popularity is the use of smartphones to collect data, measure physical activity, and provide coaching and feedback to users. One challenge with this method is to improve adherence to prescribed medical regimens. In this paper we present a new battery(More)