Niina Susanna Keränen

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In a Finnish kindred consisting of 192 descendants from two marriages of a male ancestor born in 1868, the lumbar spines of 105 of the 170 living members were X-rayed. Spondylolysis was found in 22 individuals. In addition, six of them had spondylolisthesis, four had spina bifida occulta, and two had a transitional lumbar/sacral vertebra. Seven members of(More)
One of the most important aspects of a wireless health monitoring system is the security of data. In this paper, security attacks against the complete transmission chain of a medical health monitoring system are enumerated and classified based on their threat to three security principles: confidentiality, integrity and availability. The communication chain(More)
In this paper we present a detailed example of a wireless body area network (WBAN) scenario utilizing the recent IEEE802.15.6 standard as applied to a multi-accelerometer system for monitoring Parkinson's disease and fall detection. Ultra wideband physical layer and standard security protocols are applied to meet application requirements for data rate and(More)
Advantages of remote health monitoring are incontestable: prolonging the patient's possibility to stay at home by monitoring the health condition remotely, the quality of patient's life is improved as well as healthcare costs are significantly reduced. Parkinson's disease is one example, for which some wireless monitoring systems have been presented(More)
BACKGROUND Use of information and communication technologies (ICT) among seniors is increasing; however, studies on the use of ICT by seniors at the highest risk of health impairment are lacking. Frail and prefrail seniors are a group that would likely benefit from preventive nutrition and exercise interventions, both of which can take advantage of ICT. (More)
The aim of this study was to assess in practice whether assistive technologies support and facilitate the work of a family caregiver or care staff, and whether these technologies support the independence of a person with a memory disorder. A comprehensive set of supportive devices and alarm systems were experimentally tested in the care of five test(More)
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