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Reader’s request: Telecare suggestions (UK)

...cushion as it will be removed. It would need to be accessible so that the sensor(s) can be removed and cleaned. All wires and transmitters will also need to be hidden or remote as, if visible, they would be damaged. If the individual becomes distressed the first indication of this is that they start to tip over furniture. Is anyone aware of ways that we could use sensors (accelerometers, I assume) that would be able to detect if the furniture is turned over? Any ideas about standalone, integrated solutions or possible suppliers would be very welcome.” Leave suggestions in comments... Continue Reading

Tele-epilepsy and remote seizure monitoring (Netherlands)

...for Fold Telecare for their service in the Republic of Ireland. The earlier study showed poor performance of bed epilepsy sensors in identifying tonic clonic seizures - though there was a clear need for further work in relation to the movement algorithms, sensitivity settings and time delays. The latter study indicated real (day to day) benefits of bed epilepsy sensors for people with seizures (enabling help, avoiding SUDEP, etc.) and their carers (being able to sleep in a separate room, with huge QoL gains, rather than being on tenterhooks in case the family member had a seizure without them knowing).... Continue Reading

A tattoo sensor to delight–or scare–kiddies

You’ll find the design of this prototype skin sensor out of University of California, San Diego either endearingly goofy or just scary. This paper ‘tattoo’ is actually a solid-contact ion-selective electrode (ISE) made using standard screen printing techniques finished with an electropolymerization process on commercially available transfer tattoo paper. The two ‘eyes’ are actually electrodes which measure perspiration on the skin’s surface to determine stress-related changes in pH and clues to metabolic diseases such as Addison’s, or more simply fatigue or dehydration. The tattoo sticks to even wet skin. It can also measure sodium, potassium and magnesium with different sensing... Continue Reading

PERS buttons obsolete…and dangerous?

...alone; current accelerometer-based fall detectors often miss ‘soft’ or gradual falls, especially to the seated or slumped position Also from Ed. Steve, continuing research in behavioral telecare’s quantification of the early detection of illness is being done by the University of Missouri at two locations in Missouri and Iowa. They are using Microsoft Kinect for gait assessment, which can predict propensity to fall, and are receiving NSF and other Federal funding for this (limited) ongoing research. Originally covered by us back in July [TA 3 July] and updated in this article from (UK) HealthCanal: Sensor Network to Protect the Elderly... Continue Reading

Brain injury research study: progress is ‘ordered, predictable’

...on (post-mortem) analysis of 85 brains — 64 athletes and 21 military veterans with a history of repetitive concussions. 68 had CTE and the group also had other neurological diseases. The study was funded by seven organizations, including the VA, the National Institute on Aging–and the NFL. Certainly this will be a key reference in the NFL-funded research being started by the FNIH and the US Army-NFL helmet sensor program to help detect cumulative injury [TA 7 Sept] CTE a Progressive Condition, Brain Study Shows (MedPageToday) The spectrum of disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Brain): Abstract and full study (PDF)... Continue Reading