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:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... E-Volve Health, ... leading national healthcare solutions organization, to provide electronic medical record (EMR) consulting services ... Amerinet members will receive negotiated pricing on E-Volve Health’s Epic EMR consulting, custom ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Mayo ... Indianapolis, have chosen Center for Hospice Care (CHC) for physician Hospice and ... at CHC as part of fulfilling their requirements for obtaining national Board Certification ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... DriButts, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping ... Group to manufacture a long-lasting reusable diaper for warm weather climates where there ... 600 DriButts Diapers to rural areas of Haiti during a trip scheduled for ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Results of a ... Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis has found physician leadership development training programs to ... percent of respondents said their organizations conduct some kind of physician leadership development ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... care community to be situated at 4400 Columbine Drive in Bellingham, Washington. Silverado ... 2016, and has been carefully designed to serve up to 80 people living ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:E-Volve Health to Offer EMR Consulting Solutions to Amerinet Members 2Health News:Physicians from Mayo Clinic and Indiana University to Complete Hospice & Palliative Medicine Training at Center for Hospice Care 2Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 2Health News:DriButts Diapers Rely on Slingshot Help in Haiti 3Health News:Survey finds growing movement for physician leadership training 2Health News:Survey finds growing movement for physician leadership training 3Health News:Site Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate New Silverado Memory Care Community 2
... doctors devote a full day to analysis and expert thought, ... patients with a diagnosis of the precise type of brain ... have devised an automated technique that can give a preliminary ... Meningiomas are tumours of the brain and nervous system and ...
... a rare association between spontaneous hypoglycemia and tumors ... It was initially associated with abdominal soft tissue ... , The pathogenesis of hypoglycemia in NICTH ... consumption of glucose by what is typically a ...
... over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the ... (HealthDay News) -- For patients over 50, doctors tracking ... ignoring diastolic blood pressure, British experts suggest. , ... reading -- is the pressure exerted at the beginning ...
... June 17 The Female Health Company,(Amex: FHC ... two million FC female,condoms from the New York City ... to begin immediately, at the direction of the,Health Department. ... increase,purchase quantities beyond the two million units, should they ...
... June 17 Nutrition 21, Inc.,(Nasdaq: NXXI ... that,help consumers manage blood sugar levels, improve cardiovascular ... introduced Skin,Rejuvenation(TM) a new Iceland Health-branded product. Skin ... in capsule form,designed to reduce, at the cellular ...
... ON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cipher,Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: ... (NDA) for CIP-TRAMADOL ER, its extended-release formulation of,tramadol, ... Food and Drug,Administration (FDA). Cipher expects the review ... 2007, the Company received an approvable letter from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wavelets crunch through doctors' day long struggle to diagnose brain tumors 2Health News:Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough 2Health News:Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough 3Health News:New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Awards 2 Million Unit Bid to The Female Health Company 2Health News:New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Awards 2 Million Unit Bid to The Female Health Company 3Health News:Nutrition 21 Introduces New Product: Iceland Health Skin Rejuvenation(TM) 2Health News:Nutrition 21 Introduces New Product: Iceland Health Skin Rejuvenation(TM) 3Health News:Cipher's revised NDA for CIP-TRAMADOL ER accepted for review by FDA 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices Market ... The global craniomaxillofacial devices market to grow at ... report covers the present and future scenario of ... calculate the market size, we use revenues generated ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015 HeartWare International, ... of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are ... that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug ... Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference at 8:50 a.m. ET on ... 9-10, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Sept. 3, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China Olmesartan Market, 2010-2019" report ... medoxomil was successfully developed by Sankyo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd ... olmesartan medoxomil was approved by FDA to enter the ... best- selling drug in the world after it succeeded ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices Market 2015-2019 - Product Innovation and Cost Reduction a Key Market Trend 2HeartWare Presentation At The 2015 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast 2China Olmesartan Investigation Market Report 2010-2019 2
... Nov. 28, 2011 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ... final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Injection, packaged in 250 mg and 500 mg Single-use Vials. ... Zinecard ® for Injection, a chemoprotective agent. ...
... Vt., Nov. 28, 2011 Tight integration of Ascension,s ... is expanding point-of-care procedures to new medical frontiers. At ... demonstrate the capability of ultrasound-sensor guidance to expedite nerve ... small organs, and fine needle aspiration. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ultrasonix and Ascension Introduce New Ultrasound Guidance Products at RSNA 2011 2
CapSureSP Novus 5594 is a J-shaped, endocardial, tined pacing lead. provide the stable, low pacing thresholds and large sensing potentials already proven with CapSure SP steroid-eluting leads but wi...
The Guidant Fineline II Sterox is a steroid-eluting pacing lead designed for permanent implantation for either atrial or ventricular applications....
Steroid eluting pacemaker leads...
VascoStim B 2/5F is a bipolar temporary pacing lead with a balloon. It can be placed easily by the resistance of the inflated balloon in the blood flow....
Medicine Products: