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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds In the discussion section, I would like to discuss few interesting projects that reported while we were doing literature search. The first is multi sensor assistance called MuSA. Is a wearable device designed for elderly patients monitoring. The system provides with fall detector and user alarm button, heart beat, breathing rate, and body temperature. The other project was about Pendant Sensor. Semi-structured daily activities by 51 older adults were recorded using freely worn pendant sensor. Laboratory gait assessment correlated related with free living, walking, but likely reflected an individual’s best performance. Remote gait impairment monitoring using freely worn devices appears feasible and provide new ways to investigate morbidity and fall risk. The third project is about

Skip to 1 minute and 21 seconds OEPS: multi-channel opto-electronic sensor. It was effectively monitoring critical physiology parameters while preventing motion artifacts as increasingly demanded by personal healthcare.

Skip to 1 minute and 42 seconds Armband. This is also one interesting device which is a wearable pulse transit time system for 24 hours, cuffless BP measurement and evaluated it an unattended out of laboratory setting. 10 healthy young subjects participated in this ambulatory study where PTT was measured at 30 minutes interval by this wearable system and the reference BP was measured by standard oscillometric, ambulatory, BP monitoring.

Skip to 2 minutes and 25 seconds In conclusion, I want to summarize our findings into 4 topics. Wearable device, use…versatility, portability. Data collection, telemonitoring. Three, need for standards and guidelines for clinical trials. Four, tremendous potential and strong market. The wearable device are widely used in determining the vitals, monitoring the heart rate, temperature, of physical activities, motion sensors, etc. Their versatility and portability provide great opportunities for providing daily medicine and delicate services. These devices are able to measure vital signals on a small device allowing patients to carried around anywhere and do not worry to stay in hospital. This makes the life of patients more convenient. Wearables can continuously collect data from patients.

Skip to 3 minutes and 32 seconds It can help researchers to expand the current available database that can be used for study many disease patterns.

Skip to 3 minutes and 42 seconds Studies evaluating wearable devices lack standards and guidelines. Therefore it’s high time to develop standards to the…so that the wearable devices can be evaluated with the scientific method. Since this tremendous potential and strong market for wearable devices, it is high time to investigate and provide scientific evidence on the actual benefits of these devices in the clinical settings. Thank you.

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Technologies are said the be “useful” until they could be applied to real life.

There are several issues regarding the development of IoT in healthcare. The portability, data processing, standards, and trials will be discussed in this video. After watching this video, I would like you to analysis the pros and cons of these technologies in your context in the next step of discussion.

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