The promise of wearable activity sensors to define patient recovery

  title={The promise of wearable activity sensors to define patient recovery},
  author={Geoffrey Appelboom and Annie Yang and Brandon R. Christophe and Eliza Bruce and Justine Slomian and Olivier Bruy{\`e}re and Samuel S. Bruce and Brad E. Zacharia and Jean-Yves Reginster and E Sander Connolly},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},

Wearable technology to enhance remote monitoring and self-management.

  • A. Barton
  • Medicine
    Clinical nurse specialist CNS
  • 2015
A number of wearable technologies including accelerometry, gyroscopes, magnetometers, foot switches, barometric pressure sensors, physiology monitors, global positioning systems, and smart homes are explored to identify their implications for patients and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice.

Transforming Personal Healthcare through Technology - A Systematic Literature Review of Wearable Sensors for Medical Application

Five potential areas for further research are identified: concentration on widespread diseases, expansion of WSHT’s functionality, diversity of vital parameter measurements, proactive analysis of sensor data for preventive purposes and promoting patient adoption through enhanced usability.

Promise of Wearable Physical Activity Monitors in Oncology Practice.

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Mobile Phone-Connected Wearable Motion Sensors to Assess Postoperative Mobilization

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Implementation of Wearable Sensing Technology for Movement: Pushing Forward into the Routine Physical Rehabilitation Care Field

If the authors can overcome the barriers and achieve the benchmarks collectively, the field of rehabilitation will move forward towards better movement interventions that produce improved function not just in the clinic or lab, but out in peoples’ homes and communities.

Sensor monitoring to measure and support activities of daily living for independently living older persons

The findings show that a rehabilitation intervention of sensor monitoring-informed coaching was more effective in improving patient-reported performance of daily functioning at six months than an intervention with care as usual.

Wearable devices for patient monitoring in the early postoperative period: a literature review.

Wearable devices can provide objective data capture in the early postoperative phase to remotely monitor patients using various metrics including temperature, cardiac monitoring and physical activity and the majority of current research is focussed on wrist-mounted accelerometers and pedometers used to assess physical activity as a marker of postoperative function.

The Contribution of Machine Learning in the Validation of Commercial Wearable Sensors for Gait Monitoring in Patients: A Systematic Review

This scoping review highlights the current state of the ability of commercial sensors to enhance traditional methods of gait assessment by passively monitoring gait in daily life, over long periods of time, and with minimal user interaction.

Wearable devices to monitor recovery after abdominal surgery: scoping review

Wearable technology has not yet realized its potential to improve postoperative monitoring, and further work is needed to overcome technical limitations, improve precision, and reduce false alarms.



The promise of mHealth: daily activity monitoring and outcome assessments by wearable sensors

Mobile health tools that enable clinicians and researchers to monitor the type, quantity, and quality of everyday activities of patients and trial participants have long been needed to improve daily

The Promise of mHealth

Mobile health tools that enable clinicians and researchers to monitor the type, quantity, and quality of everyday activities of patients and trial participants have long been needed to improve daily

Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalization.

It is demonstrated that wireless monitors validly measure mobility levels among older hospitalized patients and are highly correlated with direct behavioral observations.

Challenges and Opportunities for Measuring Physical Activity in Sedentary Adults

The conceptual distinctions between the terms sedentarism, physical inactivity, physical activity and energy expenditure are clarified and the utility of different approaches for quantifying and expressing physical activity in typically sedentary populations are reviewed.

Using the RT3 accelerometer to measure everyday activity in functionally impaired older people

Walking can be distinguished from other activities by upper and lower cutoffs, but there was no clear demarcation between these activities, and different walking aids did not affect the counts generated for any activity.

Analysis of stroke patient walking dynamics using a tri-axial accelerometer.

Using activity monitors to measure physical activity in free-living conditions.

A pedometer-based target of 10,000 steps per day as a way for adults to meet the national physical activity guidelines and research is ongoing, however, to determine whether this guideline is appropriate for all populations.

How Active Are People With Stroke?: Use of Accelerometers to Assess Physical Activity

The use of accelerometers quantified the low level of free-living physical activity of people with stroke and was found to be a reliable objective instrument.

Twenty-four-hour mobility during acute hospitalization in older medical patients.

The level of in-hospital mobility seemed to depend on the patients' level of basic mobility, with ambulatory patients spending more time in bed than nonambulatory patients, and the accelerometers were valid in assessing mobility in older medical patients.