Sachiko Shimizu

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In recent years, the amount of children with sleep disorders that cause arousal during sleep or light sleep is increasing. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cause of this sleep disorder; children with ADHD have frequent body movement during sleep. Therefore, we investigated the body movement during sleep of children with and without ADHD(More)
AIM This study aims to investigate the association between daytime physical activity (PA) and sleep in pre-schoolers with or without autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). METHOD Thirty-one pre-school children with ASD and 16 age-matched controls were recruited. Sleep and PA patterns were measured with an Actiwatch for 7 days. After average PA values were(More)
To maintain and uplift the motivation for doing exercise which is tend to be too simple in rehabilitation and ergotherapy, doing exercise with music is one of the good solutions. In this paper, we confirm that doing exercise with music is fun. Next, we design five types of musical features which relate to exercises. These features are evaluated by doing(More)
This paper describes a prototype system of remote music therapy for elderly people with dementia using the latest communication technology in Japan. The system uses the latest high-speed optical network, called NGN (Next Generation Network) and the latest terminal especially for audio data communication called Hikari DUETTO NY1, which was released at the(More)
Patient transportation is one of the daily and frequent jobs in the hospital, however, it requires much strain and time of nurses. We carried out continuous-observation time and motion study (TMS) on the second time scale with recording by the other recorder in four wards of a cardiovascular disease hospital. Based on the recorded data, we carried out time(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between seizure duration and bispectral index (BIS) has not been studied well in modified electroconvulsive therapy (mECT). METHODS We studied the changes in BIS and recorded the seizure duration during mECT under propofol and suxamethonium anesthesia. We examined the relationship between seizure duration and BIS. RESULTS The(More)
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