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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intelligent Pervasive Computing Systems for Smarter Healthcare

Intelligent Pervasive Computing Systems for Smarter Healthcare
Author: Arun Kumar Sangaiah,S.P. Shantharajah,Padma Theagarajan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 1119439019
ISBN 13: 9781119439011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Pervasive Computing Systems for Smarter Healthcare Book Review:

A guide to intelligent decision and pervasive computing paradigms for healthcare analytics systems with a focus on the use of bio-sensors Intelligent Pervasive Computing Systems for Smarter Healthcare describes the innovations in healthcare made possible by computing through bio-sensors. The pervasive computing paradigm offers tremendous advantages in diversified areas of healthcare research and technology. The authors—noted experts in the field—provide the state-of-the-art intelligence paradigm that enables optimization of medical assessment for a healthy, authentic, safer, and more productive environment. Today’s computers are integrated through bio-sensors and generate a huge amount of information that can enhance our ability to process enormous bio-informatics data that can be transformed into meaningful medical knowledge and help with diagnosis, monitoring and tracking health issues, clinical decision making, early detection of infectious disease prevention, and rapid analysis of health hazards. The text examines a wealth of topics such as the design and development of pervasive healthcare technologies, data modeling and information management, wearable biosensors and their systems, and more. This important resource: Explores the recent trends and developments in computing through bio-sensors and its technological applications Contains a review of biosensors and sensor systems and networks for mobile health monitoring Offers an opportunity for readers to examine the concepts and future outlook of intelligence on healthcare systems incorporating biosensor applications Includes information on privacy and security issues on wireless body area network for remote healthcare monitoring Written for scientists and application developers and professionals in related fields, Intelligent Pervasive Computing Systems for Smarter Healthcare is a guide to the most recent developments in intelligent computer systems that are applicable to the healthcare industry.

Permuted Medical Subject Headings

Permuted Medical Subject Headings
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015082965974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mobile Telemedicine

Mobile Telemedicine
Author: Yang Xiao,Hui Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN 10: 9781420060478
ISBN 13: 1420060473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Telemedicine Book Review:

The concept of medical treatment from a distance (in absentia care) is actually quite ancient, dating back to tribal days where smoke signals were used to warn of serious disease in a community. Nowadays, telemedicine is used to facilitate treatment in rural areas, where the nearest doctor is miles away, through various forms of information technology, including videoconferencing and digital imaging. It can also be used to conveniently monitor chronically ill patients through electronic devices so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. But despite the strides that have been made in utilizing the telemedicine technology, there remain a number of limitations and weaknesses that must be overcome before this treatment paradigm can reach its full potential. In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Network Perspective, noted computer scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen examine those computing and networking dilemmas arising from wireless and mobile telemedicine. Comprised of the contributions of many prominent international researchers, the book discusses the relative merits and limitations of the existing technology and sheds light on future developments. It begins with a discussion of patient care and monitoring through items such as personal alarm systems. It then reviews the current methods available to monitor cardiac and diabetic patients, analyzes the security and privacy considerations that arise with respect to the transmission of sensitive information, and examines issues relating to networking support. Finally, it concludes with a section on the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved at this intersection of healthcare and communications. By bridging the fields of medicine and information technology, this volume serves as a useful springboard for those pioneering IT researchers looking for a comprehensive reference. The book also provides information for those involved with either communications or healthcare who want to learn about the current state and potential use of this technology.

Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools

Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare  Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools
Author: Coronato, Antonio,De Pietro, Giuseppe
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 161520766X
ISBN 13: 9781615207664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools Book Review:

"This book reports several experiences concerning the application of pervasive computing technologies, methodologies and tools in healthcare"--Provided by publisher.

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records
Author: MIT Critical Data
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN 10: 3319437429
ISBN 13: 9783319437422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records Book Review:

This book trains the next generation of scientists representing different disciplines to leverage the data generated during routine patient care. It formulates a more complete lexicon of evidence-based recommendations and support shared, ethical decision making by doctors with their patients. Diagnostic and therapeutic technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and both individual practitioners and clinical teams face increasingly complex ethical decisions. Unfortunately, the current state of medical knowledge does not provide the guidance to make the majority of clinical decisions on the basis of evidence. The present research infrastructure is inefficient and frequently produces unreliable results that cannot be replicated. Even randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the traditional gold standards of the research reliability hierarchy, are not without limitations. They can be costly, labor intensive, and slow, and can return results that are seldom generalizable to every patient population. Furthermore, many pertinent but unresolved clinical and medical systems issues do not seem to have attracted the interest of the research enterprise, which has come to focus instead on cellular and molecular investigations and single-agent (e.g., a drug or device) effects. For clinicians, the end result is a bit of a “data desert” when it comes to making decisions. The new research infrastructure proposed in this book will help the medical profession to make ethically sound and well informed decisions for their patients.

Sensors for Health Monitoring

Sensors for Health Monitoring
Author: Nilanjan Dey,Jyotismita Chaki,Rajesh Kumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 012819362X
ISBN 13: 9780128193624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors for Health Monitoring Book Review:

Sensors for Health Monitoring discusses the characteristics of U-Healthcare systems in different domains, providing a foundation for working professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book provides information and advice on how to choose the best sensors for a U-Healthcare system, advises and guides readers on how to overcome challenges relating to data acquisition and signal processing, and presents comprehensive coverage of up-to-date requirements in hardware, communication and calculation for next-generation uHealth systems. It then compares new technological and technical trends and discusses how they address expected u-Health requirements. In addition, detailed information on system operations is presented and challenges in ubiquitous computing are highlighted. The book not only helps beginners with a holistic approach toward understanding u-Health systems, but also presents researchers with the technological trends and design challenges they may face when designing such systems. Presents an outstanding update on the use of U-Health data analysis and management tools in different applications, highlighting sensor systems Highlights Internet of Things enabled U-Healthcare Covers different data transmission techniques, applications and challenges with extensive case studies for U-Healthcare systems

Pervasive Computing in Healthcare

Pervasive Computing in Healthcare
Author: Alex Mihailidis,Jakob E. Bardram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-11-16
ISBN 10: 1420005332
ISBN 13: 9781420005332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pervasive Computing in Healthcare Book Review:

With skyrocketing costs due to the increase in the elderly population, a rapid increase in lifestyle-related and chronic diseases, demand for new medical treatments and technologies, and a shortage in the number of available clinicians, nurses, and other caregivers, the challenges facing the healthcare industry seem insurmountable. However, by tra

Textile Structured Electrodes for Electrocardiogram

Textile Structured Electrodes for Electrocardiogram
Author: P.J. Xu,H. Zhang,X.M. Tao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2009-01-14
ISBN 10: 9780415479240
ISBN 13: 041547924X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textile Structured Electrodes for Electrocardiogram Book Review:

Volume 40.4 of the journal Textile Progress, this book reviews textile-structured electrodes, interactive textile devices, for wearable electrocardiogram (ECG). It describes the human cardiac bioelectricity signal using mechanism and acquisition methods by commercial medical electrodes and textile-based electrodes, comparing the advantages and disadvantages of these types of electrodes. The text also discusses the conduction of ECG signal within the human body through skin-electrode interface and in electrodes. It presents the designing principles of textile electrodes based on the performance requirements of electrodes and includes a new evaluation system of textile electrodes.

Enhanced Living Environments

Enhanced Living Environments
Author: Ivan Ganchev,Nuno M. Garcia,Ciprian Dobre,Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis,Rossitza Goleva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN 10: 3030107523
ISBN 13: 9783030107529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhanced Living Environments Book Review:

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1303 “Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE)”. The concept of Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) refers to the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) that is more related with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Effective ELE solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures, platforms, and systems, having in view the advance of science and technology in this area and the development of new and innovative solutions that can provide improvements in the quality of life for people in their homes and can reduce the financial burden on the budgets of the healthcare providers. The aim of this book is to become a state-of-the-art reference, discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on theories, practices, standards, and strategies related to the ELE area. The book contains 12 chapters and can serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and research strategists working in this area.

Pervasive Computing and Networking

Pervasive Computing and Networking
Author: Mohammad S. Obaidat,Mieso Denko,Isaac Woungang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 111997142X
ISBN 13: 9781119971429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pervasive Computing and Networking Book Review:

This book presents state-of-the-art research on architectures, algorithms, protocols and applications in pervasive computing and networks With the widespread availability of wireless and mobile networking technologies and the expected convergence of ubiquitous computing with these emerging technologies in the near future, pervasive computing and networking research and applications are among the hot topics on the agenda of researchers working on the next generation of mobile communications and networks. This book provides a comprehensive guide to selected topics, both ongoing and emerging, in pervasive computing and networking. It contains contributions from high profile researchers and is edited by leading experts in this field. The main topics covered in the book include pervasive computing and systems, pervasive networking security, and pervasive networking and communication. Key Features: Discusses existing and emerging communications and computing models, design architectures, mobile and pervasive wireless applications, technology and research challenges in pervasive computing systems, networking and communications Provides detailed discussions of key research challenges and open research issues in the field of autonomic computing and networking Offers information on existing experimental studies including case studies, implementation test-beds in industry and academia Includes a set of PowerPoint slides for each chapter for instructors adopting it as a textbook Pervasive Computing and Networking will be an ideal reference for practitioners and researchers working in the areas of communication networking and pervasive computing and networking. It also serves as an excellent textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate courses in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, and information engineering and science.

Image and Signal Processing for Networked E health Applications

Image and Signal Processing for Networked E health Applications
Author: Ilias G. Maglogiannis,Kostas Karpouzis,Manolis Wallace
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1598290363
ISBN 13: 9781598290363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image and Signal Processing for Networked E health Applications Book Review:

E-Health applications facilitate the exchange of information between clinicians or between institutions, reducing costs, extending the scope and reach of medical facilities, enhancing the quality of service offered on- and off-site, and provides new means of medical supervision and preemptive medicine. Currently, the integration of medical networking and medical information systems is treated as an obvious need; standalone medical networking environments are no longer a reality and the term "telemedicine" is in practice used interchangeably with e-Health.This book provides an overview of the field of Networked e-health applications and telemedicine and its supporting technologies. Chapters focus on signals, signal processing, electroencephalogram (EEG) and the Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), medical imaging, as well as a look at medical signal processing and classification from the point of view of urgent medical support, where not every possible type of medical equipment is readily available. Also covered is the encoding for transmission of medical data. Compression is of central importance, as is loss of information and ways to minimize it. The final section of the book addresses the design, implementation, and operation of e-Health systems.

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Author: Klaus Miesenberger,Georgios Kouroupetroglou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 3319942743
ISBN 13: 9783319942742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computers Helping People with Special Needs Book Review:

The two-volume set LNCS 10896 and 10897 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018, held in Linz, Austria, in July2018. The 101 revised full papers and 78 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 356 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Web accessibility in the connected world; accessibility and usability of mobile platforms for people with disabilities and elderly persons: design, development and engineering; accessible system/information/document design; accessible e-learning - e-learning for accessibility/AT; personalized access to TV, film, theatre, and music; digital games accessibility; accessibility and usability of self-service terminals, technologies and systems; universal learning design; motor and mobility disabilities: AT, HCI, care; empowerment of people with cognitive disabilities using digital technologies; augmented and alternative communication (AAC), supported speech; Art Karshmer lectures in access to mathematics, science and engineering; environmental sensing technologies for visual impairment; 3D printing in the domain of assistive technologies (AT) and do it yourselves (DIY) AT; tactile graphics and models for blind people and recognition of shapes by touch; access to artworks and its mediation by and for visually impaired people; digital navigation for people with visual impairments; low vision and blindness: human computer interaction; future perspectives for ageing well: AAL tools, products, services; mobile healthcare and m-health apps for people with disabilities; and service and information provision.

Healthcare Data Analytics and Management

Healthcare Data Analytics and Management
Author: Nilanjan Dey,Amira S. Ashour,Simon James Fong,Chintan Bhatt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 0128156368
ISBN 13: 9780128156360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthcare Data Analytics and Management Book Review:

Healthcare Data Analytics and Management help readers disseminate cutting-edge research that delivers insights into the analytic tools, opportunities, novel strategies, techniques and challenges for handling big data, data analytics and management in healthcare. As the rapidly expanding and heterogeneous nature of healthcare data poses challenges for big data analytics, this book targets researchers and bioengineers from areas of machine learning, data mining, data management, and healthcare providers, along with clinical researchers and physicians who are interested in the management and analysis of healthcare data. Covers data analysis, management and security concepts and tools in the healthcare domain Highlights electronic medical health records and patient information records Discusses the different techniques to integrate Big data and Internet-of-Things in healthcare, including machine learning and data mining Includes multidisciplinary contributions in relation to healthcare applications and challenges

The Study of Heart rate Variability

The Study of Heart rate Variability
Author: R. I. Kitney,O. Rompelman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000304231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Body Sensor Networks

Body Sensor Networks
Author: Guang-Zhong Yang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN 10: 1447163745
ISBN 13: 9781447163749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Sensor Networks Book Review:

The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for wellbeing and healthcare. One key development in this area is wireless, wearable and implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention. A myriad of platforms are now available from both academic institutions and commercial organisations. They permit the management of patients with both acute and chronic symptoms, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders. Despite extensive developments in sensing technologies, there are significant research issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturisation, low-power sensor interface, wireless telemetry and signal processing. In the 2nd edition of this popular and authoritative reference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), major topics related to the latest technological developments and potential clinical applications are discussed, with contents covering. Biosensor Design, Interfacing and Nanotechnology Wireless Communication and Network Topologies Communication Protocols and Standards Energy Harvesting and Power Delivery Ultra-low Power Bio-inspired Processing Multi-sensor Fusion and Context Aware Sensing Autonomic Sensing Wearable, Ingestible Sensor Integration and Exemplar Applications System Integration and Wireless Sensor Microsystems The book also provides a comprehensive review of the current wireless sensor development platforms and a step-by-step guide to developing your own BSN applications through the use of the BSN development kit.

Respiration the Breath of Life

Respiration  the Breath of Life
Author: Peter Sebel
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780920269411
ISBN 13: 0920269419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Respiration the Breath of Life Book Review:

Describes the structure and functions of the human respiration system, looks at common lung ailments, and discusses breathing at high altitudes, under water, and in space

Wearable Electronics Sensors

Wearable Electronics Sensors
Author: Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 3319181912
ISBN 13: 9783319181912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Electronics Sensors Book Review:

This edited book contains invited papers from renowned experts working in the field of Wearable Electronics Sensors. It includes 14 chapters describing recent advancements in the area of Wearable Sensors, Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, Protocols, Topologies, Instrumentation architectures, Measurement techniques, Energy harvesting and scavenging, Signal processing, Design and Prototyping. The book will be useful for engineers, scientist and post-graduate students as a reference book for their research on wearable sensors, devices and technologies which is experiencing a period of rapid growth driven by new applications such as heart rate monitors, smart watches, tracking devices and smart glasses.

Sensor Technologies

Sensor Technologies
Author: Michael J. McGrath,Cliodhna Ni Scanaill
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 1430260130
ISBN 13: 9781430260134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensor Technologies Book Review:

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications. The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs. “Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness, and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system applications and case studies, this book gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.” Dr. Benny Lo Lecturer, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College of London “This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types, and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner. It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud-based ‘big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present. It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of 'big data' down to the personal level of individual life and health.” Dermot Diamond Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies, covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains. It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that involves sensor technologies. It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems. I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!" Chris Nugent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster What you’ll learnThe relevant sensing approaches and the hardware and software components required to capture and interpret sensor data. The importance of regulations governing medical devices. A design methodology for developing and deploying successful home- and community-based technologies, supported by relevant case studies. Health, wellness, and environmental sensing applications and how they work. The challenges and future directions of sensing in these domains. Who this book is for Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications is targeted at clinical and technical researchers, engineers, and students who want to understand the current state of the art in sensor applications in these domains. The reader gains a full awareness of the key technical and non-technical challenges that must be addressed in the development of successful end-to-end sensor applications. Real-world examples help give the reader practical insights into the successful development, deployment, and management of sensor applications. The reader will also develop an understanding of the personal, social, and ethical impact of sensor applications, now and in the future. Table of ContentsChapter One: Introduction Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key challenges and drivers for sensor application development. The reader should also understand how sensor technologies can play a role in addressing some of the key challenges facing global society in the short to medium term. 1. Book overview 2. Drivers for Sensor Applications (Infrastructure Growth in Developing Countries, Advances in Energy Harvesting, New Applications, Cost reduction, Real-time monitoring of situations to avoid unplanned downtime, Security (personal and national), the internet of things). 3. Challenges for Sensor Applications (Power, Efficient Operation in Harsh Environments, Number of Deployable Nodes, Safety and Regulations, High Cost of Installation, Security and Reliability, sensor management) 4. Global Megatrends and the opportunities for sensing technologies o Water and Food Constraints o Aging Demographics o Public Health o Pandemics o Security Chapter 2: Sensing and Sensor Fundamentals Chapter Goal: Reader should understand existing sensor technologies, which can be used in healthcare, wellness, and environmental domains. They should also understand the role of smart sensors and smart phones as mobile sensing platforms and aggregators. 1. Sensing Modalities (Mechanical, MEMS, Optical, ISFET, μTAS) 2. Sensing Domains (Air, Water, Noise, Bacterial, Chemical, Kinematic, DNA, Physiological) 3. Functional Characterisation of Sensors o Communication methods – discrete, wired, wireless o Smart Sensors and Sensor Platforms § MSP430 (SHIMMER and telosB motes) § ATmega § PIC 4. Smart Phones as mobile sensor platforms 5. Selecting and specifying sensors Chapter 3 Key Sensor Technology Components – Hardware and Software Overview Chapter Goal: Reader should have a high level understanding of the key hardware and software components, which are necessary for the development of sensors systems and why technologies are selected for specific applications. 1. Overview – Sensor systems 2. MCU’s (TI MSP430, ATmega, PIC) a. ADCs b. Interrupts c. Real-time Clocks 3. Sensor Interfaces a. Digital b. Analog c. I2C 4. Communications – wired and wireless interfaces RS232/485, USB, Ethernet, FieldbusProprietary Short Range Wireless Protocols (e.g. ANT, BodyLAN, Sensium)Standard Short Range Protocols i. IEEE 802.15.6 ii. Bluetooth/Smart Bluetooth iii. 802.15.4 iv. UWB Medium Range i. Wi-Fi 5. Data storage (EEPROM, sd card, data forwarding) 6. Power management and Energy Harvesting 7. Operating Systems and Software Development Environments (SDK’s) Chapter 4 Sensor Network Architectures Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the various approaches to the design of sensor network architectures; scaling from body worn systems, to ambient sensing, to city-scale deployments. The reader should also understand the advantages and disadvantages of current and evolving sensor network architectures. 1. Sensor network architectures o Discrete Sensor o Sensor to aggregator o PAN/WPAN/smart clothing o Pervasive/Ambient sensor networks o Wide area networks (city-wide, country wide) 2. Challenges in developing and deploying sensor networks 3. Current and Proposed Solutions o Remote sensor management o Edge Processing o Power harvesting o New communication standards Chapter 5: Adding Vibrancy to Sensor Data Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the various methods to interpret and display sensor data to the user. They will understand the importance of creating a data analysis plan from the outset, and the different types of data analysis throughout the application stack. 1. Data Literacy – How can we intuitively answer questions with sensor data and contextualise answers 2. Data Quality a. Calibration b. Trust and Repudiation 3. Sensor Fusion – combining sensory data from disparate sources 4. Data Mining 5. Data Visualisation 6. Openness, data integration, virtual sensors 7. Exploiting the power of the cloud Chapter 6: Regulation and Standards Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key technologies, which impact or influence the development of sensor deployment and applications including the emerging standards and regulatory considerations. 1. Regulatory Standards (US, EU, Japan) : why, which, and how standards impact your application 2. Regulatory Issues: Certification 3. Smartphones Considerations o Privacy and data security 4. Standards Bodies and Industry Groups o Continua Healthcare Alliance o ISO/IEEE 11073 5. Wearable Wireless Health Communication Standards Chapter 7: Biosensing in Everyday Life – Driving Biocontextual Aware Computing Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the social relationships that create opportunities and barriers for widespread, consumer-based biosensing. The reader should understand how the social world is shifting from sensor technologies of “should” to sensor technologies of “could” to facilitate new understandings of health and wellness and drive new methods and practices of personal data sharing. 1. Data Security and Ownership - Sharing and Managing Personal Data 2. Game Changing Pressure for Affordable Healthcare 3. Continuous, Personal Data is Improving Lives 4. Emerging Tech-Empowered Citizens 5. Sensing for Self-Discovery, Culture and Play 6. User feedback/Supporting sustainable human behaviours – leveraging the gaming culture Chapter 8: Development and Deployment of Sensor Technologies for Home and Community Settings Chapter Goal: Reader should understand how to design a sensor deployment for a home or community. The chapter informs the reader how to formulate the research question the deployment will address, how to develop prototypes, and manage and deploy them successful. The chapter will finish with exemplar case studies of real world sensor deployments. Study Design – The Right QuestionHome Deployment ElementsHome Deployment ManagementThe Prototyping Design ProcessCase Studies Chapter 9: Body Worn and Ambient Sensor Applications for Assessment, Monitoring, and Diagnostics Chapter Goal: Reader should at the end of this chapter have an understanding of the key characteristics of how body worn and ambient sensor applications, and how they vary according to the domain in which they are deployed. The reader will be presented with the key challenges faced in each domain, and emerging solutions for these challenges. 1. Drivers and Inhibitors (Incidence of chronic diseases, aging demographics, Adjusting provider compensation, prevention, medical work practice changes) 2. Hospital based sensing for assessment and diagnosis 3. Supervised Assessment and Monitoring in Community Settings 4. Home Based Applications o Clinical grade sensing for patient monitoring o Body worn sensing (e.g. PERS) for monitoring and alerting o Passive sensing for monitoring and alerting (e.g. ADL’s) 5. Key challenges Chapter 10: Wellness, Fitness and Lifestyle Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key trends in how people use body worn sensors to manage their fitness and wellbeing. Key applications include: sensors for measuring activities in sports performance, activity/weight management and sleep tracking, 1. Drivers and Inhibitors 2. Sports and fitness applications (running, walking cycling, field sports) § Vital signs and physiological parameters § Fitness gaming – Wii Fit, Kinect § muscle movement, body stress levels, speed, distance, location § Fitness Statistics and Analysis 3. Outdoor Activities o Pressure (mountaineer and paragliding) o GPS (hiking, cycling, golf) 4. Obesity and weight management 5. Sleep o Baby Monitoring o Sleep Quality – health and social impacts o Sleep Apnoea Chapter 11: Environmental Monitoring for Health and Wellness Chapter Goal: Reader should understand how sensors and sensor networks are used for environmental monitoring, one of the key emerging applications domains. Apart from disaster monitoring, sensing also has the potential for air quality, weather monitoring, pollution etc.; with benefits for both urban and rural dwellers. 1. Drivers and Inhibitors o Correlations to health impacts 2. Home Sensing o Carbon Monoxide o Smoke Detectors o Passive Infrared (PIR) o Temperature o Sound o Sustainable Living 3. Smart Environments 4. Environmental Parameters (Noise, Water, Bacteria, Air Quality, Radiation, Urban Heat Islands) 5. Weather - Exceptional Event and Disaster Management Intelligence Chapter 12: Conclusions and Future Directions Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key conclusions that the authors have outlined in the previous chapters. The reader should also gain an understanding of the key trends which will affect future sensor applications and how people will utilise these novel applications in their everyday lives. 1. Summary of the overall conclusions 2. Future Directions for Sensing o Use Centred Healthcare o Citizen centric sensing o Influence of urbanisation on health, wellness and lifestyle choices. o Sustainable human behaviour change

Critical Care Nephrology

Critical Care Nephrology
Author: C. Ronco,R. Bellomo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1598
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401154821
ISBN 13: 9789401154826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Care Nephrology Book Review:

Internists, surgeons, critical care physicians and nephrologists all treat critically ill patients with renal failure and the multiple system organ dysfunction syndrome. A comprehensive review of the state of the art of this topic is definitely needed both in academic and clinical medicine, and Critical Care Nephrology fulfils this need. It is a useful reference tool for both nephrologists and intensive care specialists and it is therefore no coincidence that the editors of the book are themselves specialists in these particular fields. The book addresses the following: definitions of critical illness, epidemiology, monitoring and diagnostic procedures, pathophysiology of organ systems in relation to kidney function, concepts of renal physiologic and pathologic responses to various derangements, oxygen transport and cardiovascular adaptations, hemodynamic parameters, respiratory parameters, mechanical ventilation and cardiac support, and severity score parameters. The book is also devoted to all forms of acute renal failure with specific reference to intensive care patients. The nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is discussed with special emphasis on the impact of different organs dysfunction and kidney failure. Kidney function and acute renal failure in patients with kidney, liver and heart transplants is also considered, as well as acute illness occurring in chronic hemodialysis patients. Special emphasis is placed on therapeutic interventions and treatment procedures. Different forms of organ support are discussed including liver, lung and cardiac therapy.