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Fall-induced injury has become a leading cause of death for the elderly. Many elderly people rely on canes as an assis-tive device to overcome problems such as balance disorder and leg weakness, which are believed to have led to many incidents of falling. In this paper, we present the design and the implementation of SmartFall, an automatic fall detection(More)
The use of accelerometers to approximate energy expenditure and serve as inputs for exergaming, have both increased in prevalence in response to the worldwide obesity epidemic. Exergames have a need to show energy expenditure values to validate their results, often using accelerometer approximations applied to general daily-living activities. This work(More)
Recent advances in wireless sensors, mobile technologies, and cloud computing have made continuous remote monitoring of patients possible. In this paper, we introduce the design and implementation of WANDA, an end-to-end remote health monitoring and analytics system designed for heart failure patients. The system consists of a smartphone-based data(More)
The accurate and expeditious collection of survey data by coordinators in the field is critical in the support of research studies. Early methods that used paper documentation have slowly evolved into electronic capture systems. Indeed, tools such as REDCap and others illustrate this transition. However, many current systems are tailored web-browsers(More)
While significant effort has been made on designing Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS), limited research has been conducted on the potential cost savings that these systems offer in terms of reduction in readmission costs, as well as the costs associated with human resources involved in the intervention process. This paper is particularly interested in(More)
Searching and mining medical time series databases is extremely challenging due to large, high entropy, and multidimensional datasets. Traditional time series databases are populated using segments extracted by a sliding window. The resulting database index contains an abundance of redundant time series segments with little to no alignment. This paper(More)
Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS) have recently become an integral part of many advance vision-based drive assistance systems. However, high cost and the requirement of professional installation have limited such systems to mostly commercial or luxury vehicles. To help bring the technology to the mainstream market, we have leveraged the popularity of(More)
This paper presents an ad-hoc vehicular protocol to support the logistics of first responders. First responders often travel several kilometers to reach an area impacted by an accident or other emergency. The street-path between an emergency responder and an operational field often includes densely populated areas with busy vehicular traffic. It is key that(More)
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older. Remote health monitoring systems can help diabetics and their healthcare professionals monitor health-related measurements by providing real-time feedback. However, data-driven methods to(More)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a leading cause of death in the United States. WANDA is a wireless health project that leverages sensor technology and wireless communication to monitor the health status of patients with CHF. The first pilot study of WANDA showed the system's effectiveness for patients with CHF. However, WANDA experienced a considerable(More)