Navigation Links
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test
Date:7/13/2011

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A small pilot study of wireless mobile sensors used by a group of retirees suggests the technology may be useful in detecting meaningful changes in seniors' health, researchers at Dartmouth College report.

Eight elderly residents in a continuing care community, whose average age was 85, wore the waist-mounted, two-inch sensors for 10 days while the devices continuously measured such factors as time spent walking, sitting, standing and speaking with other people. These everyday behaviors often reflect physical and psychological health and potentially predict health problems, like depression or dementia, study author Dr. Ethan M. Berke said.

Men spent 21.3 percent of their time walking and 64.4 percent stationary, the study said, while women spent 20.7 percent of their time walking and 62 percent stationary. Time spent speaking with others was linked to mental health and social interaction scores, which were compared to participants' answers on four established questionnaires on health, physical activity, depression and friendship.

The sensor data in the study correlated strongly with the results of the four questionnaires, the investigators found.

"It's an easy jump to imagine other populations using this as well," said Berke, director of the Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth's Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, N.H. "Our ability to sense and understand the behaviors . . . has been correlated with established metrics. Certainly we need to do much larger, more robust studies to see that these [results] correlate as strongly as they do."

The study was published in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

While the sensor used in the study was a free-standing device, most smart phones could be outfitted to detect physical activity and mental cues, Berke said. Resul
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Case for the iPad: Mobile Charge Capture for Physicians
2. Embedded Mobile & M2M Device revenues to Rise to Almost $19 Billion Globally by 2014, Says Juniper Research
3. Virginia House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith Sponsors Legislation Enabling Mobile Solution for Health Care SALEM, Va.
4. Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program
5. mHealth Alliance Works in Partnership with GSMA to Expand Discussion of Mobile Health at 2010 Mobile World Congress
6. Formotus Announces Support for Mobile Business Forms on Android Phones
7. WebMD Launches New Version of Free Mobile Application for Physicians
8. Can mobile phones help people EatWell?
9. Orange Healthcare Joins the mHealth Alliance to Develop Mobile Health Solutions in West Africa
10. Demand For Mobile Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Vendor Programs Continues Into 2010
11. HealthTraveler™ is World's First Mobile App for Medical Tourism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test
(Date:7/4/2015)... ... ... Chronic Neck Pain. Neck pain is no small problem. NIH ... Another 19% suffer from head, migraine, or facial pain, in some cases related to ... workers must deal with neck pain. Strategies for mitigating neck pain range ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... Bank will hopefully be getting a large donation of canned food items at the ... are making it their mission to collect as many canned items as possible. Donations do ... public as well. As part of the canned food drive, these local chiropractors will be ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... speaker lineup for its 2015 Annual Conference , the premiere continuing ... at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Speakers include the ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 ... ... firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... the top-ranked executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Smoothies are ... is a good blender and easily accessible, quality ingredients. Aurora Natural is proud to ... for an added boost of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! , Aurora is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 2Health News:New Advancement in Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain 3Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 3Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 2Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 3Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 3Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Announces An Original New Line: Smoothie Fixins’ 2
... have been known to cause momentary periods of blindness. ... how much information people can hold in their visual short-term ... miss visual images that pass right before our eyes when ... is not all. The new research indicates that we can ...
... the body from tissue damage also increases the risk ... University School of Medicine in St. Louis tested the ... survive the effects of toxic chemotherapeutic agents. ,They ... tumours in mice exposed to a carcinogen, reports the ...
... a deficient gene that is also responsible for the ... causes congenital blindness in children. The researchers’ study regarding ... is published in the August issue of the journal ... is lacking in these patients, by gene therapy should ...
... Kerala has claimed to have found a rat's tail in a ... 13, 2005) a soft drink from the Coca Cola Company.,There has ... to file a petition against // the company under the Prevention ... respond to the allegation. The allegation against Coke comes at a ...
... A new technique known as the Checkerboard Tissue Microarray ... of prostate cancer. ,Needle biopsies, blood ... determine how aggressive the cancer // is and whether ... tests are however not very accurate, resulting in thousands ...
... Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had said in a ... of Medicine that the disease called Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... an outbreak. ,The research highlights the importance of the ... that could be traced back to ticks carried into to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Enzyme Responsible For Congenital Blindness 2Health News:New advance in prostate cancer management 2Health News:Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... DALLAS , July 3, 2015 ... report "Cardiac Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management Market ... Output Monitoring, Defibrillator, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Dual Chamber ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Cardiac Monitoring (CM) ... poised to reach $26,646.5 Million by 2020 from ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 Redwood ... Broda Technologies Co., Ltd., operating in both the US ... company,s proprietary IntelliGel ® supramolecular hydrogel technology in ... and other ophthalmic therapies. The Broda technology offers many ... is a free-forming liquid and with low concentrations of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 ResMed Inc. (NYSE: ... fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 results ... Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s results will ... company will host a webcast to discuss operating results and ... begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and the live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 4Redwood Pharma Licenses Novel Hydrogel Drug Delivery Technology From Broda Technologies 2ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2
... SAN FRANCISCO , April 21, 2010 ... announced an agreement,with 100X Imaging, Inc. (100X Imaging) to develop and ... exclusive,rights to develop and market products based on this image indexing ... ...
... March 23 The innovative therapies for lung failure from medical device company Novalung GmbH continue to gain acceptance.  Additional financing will allow the Talheim ( Germany ) based ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Strand to Develop and Market Breakthrough Software Solutions to Manage Insights Associated With Microscopy Images 2Novalung Records 50% Growth 2Novalung Records 50% Growth 3
Swedish Knee Cage -- hinged to track knee motion. Effective control of genu recurvatum (back knee or knee hyperextension). Fits left or right....
... Infrapatellar Band uses an aircell ... patellar tendon helping to relieve ... patella tendonitis. Focusing the pressure ... tubercle with less constriction of ...
Designed to provide continuous cold therapy to the shoulder and back. Helps to reduce pain and swelling and speed rehab....
... fusion, dislocation, reconstruction or soft tissue ... to be positioned in external, neutral ... injury this orthosis can be used ... healing process and can position the ...
Medicine Products: