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Published on Sep 13, 2019in Health technology
Fabiola León-Bejarano (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí), Miguel G. Ramírez-Elías4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí)
+ 3 AuthorsIldelfonso Rodríguez-Leyva (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí)
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative pathology difficult to diagnose. Researches have confirmed the presences of death cells in the brain produced by the modification of a protein called alpha-synuclein synuclein in people with Parkinson disease. Currently, a great amount of research is conducted to identify its biomarkers for early diagnostics. Recently, a studio found differences between the alpha- synuclein of the skin from Parkinson’s disease and normal patients. In this paper, we use ...
Published on Sep 10, 2019in Health technology
Evelien van Wingerden (VU: VU University Amsterdam), Mirjam Wouda , P.S. Sterkenburg8
Estimated H-index: 8
(VU: VU University Amsterdam)
M-learning is a flexible form of digital education that can benefit professional caregivers. The m-learning intervention ‘HiSense APP-ID’ was developed to support caregivers of persons with intellectual disability (ID). The intervention focuses on improving knowledge about sensitive and responsive caregiving for persons with ID. This randomized controlled trial of 101 professional caregivers of persons with moderate or mild ID evaluated whether m-learning improves practical and theoretical knowl...
Published on Sep 10, 2019in Health technology
Ernesto Iadanza11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UniFI: University of Florence),
Alessio Luschi3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UniFI: University of Florence)
This article presents a Computer Aided Facility Management informative system which can output Key Performance Indicators and quantitative parameters about the analysed healthcare facility. The designed system is a self-sufficient application able to manage and analyse digital plans of hospital buildings with no need of third-party plugins or licenses. The system maps hospital’s inner organisation, destinations of use and environmental comforts giving quantitative, qualitative and graphical repo...
Published on Sep 9, 2019in Health technology
Corrin Walmsley1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Curtin University),
Weiyang Xu (Curtin University)+ 4 AuthorsSian Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Curtin University)
The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of custom designed wearable sensors when compared to a robotic device to measure i) peak angles in a single plane (flexion/extension) and ii) the extent of error associated with speed of movement. Two experimental procedures were undertaken; i) one wearable sensor was mounted on the arm of a step motor that simulated wrist flexion/extension at the speed of 90°/s with the other wearable sensor static (flat surface); and ii) two wearable se...
Published on Sep 9, 2019in Health technology
Martín Emiliano Rodríguez-García (UAM: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana), Sonia Charleston-Villalobos9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UAM: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
+ 3 AuthorsAljama-Corrales At2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UAM: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
In this work further research was achieved on the separation by Independent Components (IC) of simulated abnormal breathing sounds (ABS) sources immersed in normal breathing sounds. This study considers only ABS discontinuous sounds, known as crackles, and includes fine and coarse types for both inspiratory and expiratory phases. Additionally, we develop a novel proposal to automated characterization of the IC associated with crackles. We analyzed the efficiency of three independent component an...
Published on Sep 3, 2019in Health technology
Erick Romo Rivera (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional), Alvaro Anzueto Ríos (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional), Brandon J. Colin Romero (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
Beetles are six-legged insects that show stability, not only in their walk, but also in other skills, such as that of dragging objects. As a result, their study is of great interest in limb-based mobile robotics. This research studies the dung beetle endemic to Mexico (i.e. genus Canthon) to propose a galloping gait model. First, we analyze video frames of the gait cycle, and then, we estimate the spatial positions of each of the beetle’s limbs. Next, we define the equations for the angular posi...
Published on Sep 3, 2019in Health technology
Luis J. Hernández-Sierra , Marco O Mendoza-Gutierrez3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Aldo R. Mejia-Rodriguez3
Estimated H-index: 3
This work discusses the development of an augmented reality (AR) interface that allows users to manipulate 3D anatomical structures (segmented and reconstructed from real medical studies) through haptic interactions by means of a five-degrees-of-freedom hand-exoskeleton. The exoskeleton allows the hand to move throughout its nominal range of motion. Our interface allows users to manipulate virtual objects more naturally thanks to its three points of contact, unlike most commercial haptic systems...
Published on Aug 31, 2019in Health technology
In developing countries, up to 80% of medical equipment comes from donation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made recommendations on desirable factors that should be taken into consideration when donating medical technology. We included these recommendations while building the Assistant Program for Adequate Disposal of Medical Devices (APAD) using the application generator App Building by MATLAB. We evaluated thirty units of medical equipment from different areas of a secondary health ca...
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