Tracking personalized functional health in older adults using geriatric assessments

Published On: 10-20-2020

Background: Higher levels of functional health in older adults leads to higher quality of life and improves the ability to age-in-place. Tracking functional health objectively could help clinicians to make decisions for interventions in case of health deterioration. Even...

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Human-centered approaches that integrate sensor technology across the lifespan: opportunities and challenges

Published On: 07-04-2020

Children, parents, older adults, and caregivers routinely use sensor technology as a source of health information and health monitoring. The purpose of this paper is to describe three exemplars of research that used a human-centered approach to engage participants...

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Linguistic summarization of in-home sensor data

Published On: 08-01-2019

Introduction With the increase in the population of older adults around the world, a significant amount of work has been done on in-home sensor technology to aid the elderly age independently. However, due to the large amounts of data...

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From detection to prevention and beyond: the future of sensor technology in senior living

Published On: 03-01-2019

In an innovative senior living community in Columbia, MO, called Tiger-Place, sensor technology that continually monitors the residents and sends alerts when patterns change is helping nurses and other providers prevent falls and detect early signs of illnesses and...

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Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Published On: 01-14-2019

Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2019). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, published online January...

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Aging in Place: transitional housing and supported housing models

Published On: 01-01-2019

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient- and family-centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments...

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Monitoring the relative blood pressure using a hydraulic bed sensor system

Published On: 07-13-2018

We propose a non-wearable hydraulic bed sensor system that is placed underneath the mattress to estimate the relative systolic blood pressure of a subject, which only differs from the actual blood pressure by a scaling and an offset factor....

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Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries

Published On: 01-30-2018

The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now...

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Radar placement for fall detection: signature and performance

Published On: 01-17-2018

Two popular mounting positions of Doppler radar for human fall detection are in the ceiling center and at the torso level. This paper examines the fall signatures observed by a Doppler radar at the two positions and evaluates their...

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An integrated review of research using clinical decision support to improve advanced directive documentation

Published On: 08-01-2017

The Patient Self-determination Act requires that health care institutions inform patients of their right to make health care preferences known through advance directives. However, actual advance directive documentation remains low. This study’s purpose is to identify and analyze research...

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