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Actigraphy offers one of the best-known alternatives to polysomnography for sleep-wake identification. The advantages of actigraphy include high accuracy, simplicity of use and low intrusiveness. These features allow the use of actigraphy for determining sleep-wake states in such highly sensitive groups as infants. This study utilizes a motion sensor(More)
INTRODUCTION Accurately and precisely estimating free-living energy expenditure (EE) is important for monitoring energy balance and quantifying physical activity. Recently, single and multisensor devices have been developed that can classify physical activities, potentially resulting in improved estimates of EE. PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the(More)
Identification of individuals using biometric information has found great success in many security and law enforcement applications. Up until the present time, most research in the field has been focused on ideal conditions and most available databases are constructed in these ideal conditions. There has been a growing interest in the perfection of these(More)
A methodology of studying of ingestive behavior by non-invasive monitoring of swallowing (deglutition) and chewing (mastication) has been developed. The target application for the developed methodology is to study the behavioral patterns of food consumption and producing volumetric and weight estimates of energy intake. Monitoring is non-invasive based on(More)
Bodyweight (BW) is an essential outcome measure for weight management and is also a major predictor in the estimation of daily energy expenditure (EE). Many individuals, particularly those who are overweight, tend to underreport their BW, posing a challenge for monitors that track physical activity and estimate EE. The ability to automatically estimate BW(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to develop and validate a method for predicting energy expenditure (EE) using a footwear-based system with integrated accelerometer and pressure sensors. METHODS We developed a footwear-based device with an embedded accelerometer and insole pressure sensors for the prediction of EE. The data from the device can be used to(More)
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It is estimated that 700,000 people in the United States will experience a stroke each year and that there are over 5 million Americans living with a stroke. In this paper we describe a novel methodology for automatic recognition of postures and activities in patients with stroke that may be(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) exposure in rodents provides a useful model for the symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The goal of this study is to identify genes whose expression levels are altered in response to PCB exposure. The brains from 48 rats separated into two age groups of 24 animals each (4 males and 4 females for each(More)
Sleep state scoring usually relies on polysomnographic measurements, which include electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), electro-oculogram (EOG), two or three lead chest electrocardiogram (ECG), and may include other measurements. Overall, polysomnography is an intrusive procedure not well tolerated by infants and elderly. The goal of this(More)
Non-invasive monitoring of ingestion is an exciting and intriguing area of research. The worldwide growth of obese population still puzzles the researchers who cannot provide a definite answer to the etiology of this " obesity epidemic ". Our work in the area is focused on developing compliant, non-invasive and easy-to-use devices for monitoring of(More)