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Article | 05-June-2013

FALL DETECTION AND PREVENTION FOR THE ELDERLY: A REVIEW OF TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

It is of little surprise that falling is often accepted as a natural part of the aging process. In fact, it is the impact rather than the occurrence of falls in the elderly, which is of most concern. Aging people are typically frailer, more unsteady, and have slower reactions, thus are more likely to fall and be injured than younger individuals. Typically, research and industry presented various practical solutions for assisting the elderly and their caregivers against falls via detecting falls

Nashwa El-Bendary, Qing Tan, Frédérique C. Pivot, Anthony Lam

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 3, 1230–1266

Research Article | 13-December-2017

NEW METHOD TO ASSESS SERVICE QUALITY IN CARE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY

A simple but dependable electronic device, Con-Dis, has been developed to gain reliable information on elderly persons’ perceptions of their well-being. The device has been tested and proven to be technically functional and dependable. It was tested in two care homes for the elderly and two private homes to evaluate whether it provided reliable information about the service quality. This report illustrates the practical usage of the device and shows its efficiency in gathering reliable service

Jori Reijula, Toni Rosendahl, Kari Reijula, Paula Roilas, Heikki Roilas, Raimo Sepponen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 3 , ISSUE 1, 14–26

Research Article | 12-December-2017

A NEW METHOD TO ASSESS PERCEIVED WELL-BEING AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE – A FOLLOW-UP STUDY

This is a follow-up study to a previous experiment that evaluated the feasibility of a simple monitoring device, Con-Dis, in assessing perceived well-being (PWB) among elderly people. Additionally, in the present study Con-Dis was used at the same time as blood pressure and heart rate monitors and pedometers to see the possible correlation between PWB, blood pressure, heart rate, and time spent on outdoor activity. The Con-Dis device proved technically functional, feasible, and informative

Jori Reijula, Toni Rosendahl, Kari Reijula, Paula Roilas, Heikki Roilas, Raimo Sepponen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 130–475

Research paper | 27-December-2017

AN ENERGY EFFICIENT, MINIMALLY INTRUSIVE MULTI-SENSOR INTELLIGENT SYSTEM FOR HEALTH MONITORING OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

Most of the existing systems for elderly health monitoring deploy a large number of cognitive sensors including wearable sensors for physiological parameter measurement. Increasing number of sensors not only make the system power consuming and expensive but also intrusive in nature. However, there exists very limited research on power saving algorithms in such systems incorporating customer friendly features. In this paper, we report a modified health monitoring system which addresses both

N. Samanta, A.K. Chanda, C. RoyChaudhuri

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 7 , ISSUE 2, 762–780

Article | 16-April-2018

A Step to Prevent Falls in the Elderly: A Literature Review

This paper reviews the current literature to identify the way an orientation and mobility (O&M) instructor could effectively predict and/or reduce falls in the Australian-based elderly population with vision impairment. Common causes of falls associated with elderly people with vision impairment are discussed as are the shortcomings of falls prevention programs. Three assessment tools used to predict an individual’s risk of falling for the first time have been reviewed. Of the three

Jessica Taylor, B.Sc., M.Spec.Ed.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, Volume 6 , ISSUE 1, 45–52

Article | 03-November-2017

A SIMPLE AND COUNTABLE METHOD FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PERCEIVED WELL-BEING AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE

This report illustrates the technical design for the monitoring system of wellbeing and demonstrates its feasibility in elderly people. The Con-Dis device consists of three buttons with a happy, neutral or unhappy face, each describing the mood of the patient. The functionality of the device was tested on 5 test persons who were asked to demonstrate their state of well-being by pressing one of the three buttons representing present condition three times per day for a time period of one week (5

Jori Reijula, Toni Rosendahl, Kari Reijula, Matti Linnavuo, Raimo Sepponen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 , ISSUE 2, 279–292

Article | 26-August-2018

EVALUATING STATUS OF GLOBAL INDICES OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITY IN TEHRAN METROPOLIS (AFC)

aging-related professionals and experts. Then, the resulting data were imported into SPSS22 software and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. FINDINGS: The results indicated that, among 8 indices of age-friendly city including open spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion of the elderly, citizen participation and employment of the elderly, communication and information facilities, as well as health and local services

Ali SHARQI, Esmaeil ZARGHAMI, Milad OLFAT, Farzaneh SALEHI KOUSALARI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 9 , ISSUE 3, 35–51

Article | 07-May-2018

Research on Information Service of Home Care in Internet Plus Era

In the “Internet plus” era, information technology will be applied to the community home-based care services is a new initiative to create wisdom of the pension industry. With the full use of the Internet and large data, the new model of home care for the elderly needs the active participation of the social organizations (enterprises), and the correct guidance of the government. Strengthening the top-level design of government, establishing the information standard and enhancing the

Jie Zhao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 3 , ISSUE 2, 113–117

Research Article | 12-December-2017

LOW-FREQUENCY LOCALIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH ZIGBEE NETWORK

A. Ropponen, M. Linnavuo, R. Sepponen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 4 , ISSUE 1, 75–93

Article | 23-December-2013

SENSOR-BASED WIRELESS WEARABLE SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHCARE AND FALLS MONITORING

particular, involving micro-electromechanical systems, have resulted in miniaturized wearable devices that can be used. In this paper, based-on our algorithms research, a ubiquitous personal health monitoring and system is designed, which integrates health-related sensory devices with the healthcare center cost-effectively. It can aid senior citizens and patients, especially elderly, who need long-term attention to their physical condition, like chronic diseases and falls, with ubiquitous surveillance

Hou Honglun, Huo Meimei, Wu Minghui

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 6 , ISSUE 5, 2200–2216

Original Paper | 10-December-2018

Primary and Secondary Bacteremia Caused by Proteus spp.: Epidemiology, Strains Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation

antibiotic susceptibility test was done using the diffusion method. Biofilm formation was evaluated with microplate method using TTC. Bacteremia caused by Proteus spp. was found in 97 patients, mainly secondary to urinary tract infection. Most of the strains were susceptible to piperacillin with tazobactam (95.9%) and amikacin (86.7%). Elderly patients have a higher risk of mortality after BSIs caused by Proteus spp. A detailed analysis was made for randomly chosen 26 strains isolated from 11 patients

JOANNA KWIECIŃSKA-PIRÓG, KRZYSZTOF SKOWRON, EUGENIA GOSPODAREK-KOMKOWSKA

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 4, 471–478

original-paper | 30-November-2017

Antibiotic Susceptibility of Cronobacter spp. Isolated from Clinical Samples

quadriplegia and impaired mental development (Bowen and Braden 2006). Infants up to two months of age, premature with low birth weight or immunocompromised newborns are at the highest risk for infection. Cronobacter spp. have also been recognized as causative agents of various infections in elderly adults suffering from serious underlying disease or malignancy (Dennison and Morris 2002; See at al. 2007). Cronobacter spp. are naturally resistant to all macrolides, lincomycin, clindamycin, streptogramins

ONDŘEJ HOLÝ, ABDLRHMAN ALSONOSI, IGOR HOCHEL, MAGDALÉNA RÖDEROVÁ, SIMONA ZATLOUKALOVÁ, PATRIK MLYNÁRČIK, MILAN KOLÁŘ, JANA PETRŽELOVÁ, AIYDA ALAZRAQ, DITTMAR CHMELAŘ, STEPHEN FORSYTHE

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 1, 1–10

Research Article | 29-December-2017

The importance of community screening of asymptomatic elderly for peripheral arterial disease by Doppler ultrasound and ankle-brachial index

Ayşe Keven, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 71, 235–240

Review | 24-February-2017

The value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of varicocele

A varicocele is described as pathologically enlarged, tortuous veins of the pampiniform plexus, leading to an increased testicular temperature and adrenal metabolite reflux into the testes. Varicocele can impair spermatogenesis and is considered to be the most common cause of male infertility. Patients may palpate a thickening in the scrotum or complain of dull scrotal or inguinal pain, which increases when standing or during erection. In the case of a sudden onset of varicocele in elderly men

Tomasz Lorenc, Leszek Krupniewski, Piotr Palczewski, Marek Gołębiowski

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 16 , ISSUE 67, 359–370

Article | 01-June-2012

OPTIMIZING PERCEIVED HEAVINESS AND MOTION FOR LIFTING OBJECTS WITH A POWER ASSIST ROBOT SYSTEM CONSIDERING CHANGE IN TIME CONSTANT

Power assist robots are usually used for disabled and elderly people to augment their abilities and skills. This paper proposes to use these robots to handle heavy objects in industries, and thus brings a novelty in the applications of power assist robots. However, it is difficult to optimize perceived heaviness and motion either independently or simultaneously for lifting objects with power-assist. Hence, this paper investigates the techniques to optimize perceived heaviness and motion

S. M. Mizanoor Rahman, Ryojun Ikeura

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 5 , ISSUE 2, 458–486

Review Paper | 30-September-2016

The epileptic multifactorial patient’s burden. Review of the topic

decreased quality of life. Decreased self-esteem and major stigma are also frequent, linked to social, economic and personal negative consequences. Age also plays a role, younger people being more stigmatized given the interdiction to drive or difficulty in getting a job. In the elderly, seizures may have an impact on mental status, mood and sleep. Gender may also contribute, particularly involving women in childbearing age, linked to the fear or depression due to the possibility of AED-induced

José Pimentel

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 2, 167–172

Research Communicate | 22-January-2018

IMPROVEMENT OF FUZZY MORTALITY MODELS BY MEANS OF ALGEBRAIC METHODS

The forecasting of mortality is of fundamental importance in many areas, such as the funding of public and private pensions, the care of the elderly, and the provision of health service. The first studies on mortality models date back to the 19th century, but it was only in the last 30 years that the methodology started to develop at a fast rate. Mortality models presented in the literature form two categories (see, e.g. Tabeau et al., 2001, Booth, 2006) consisting of the so-called static or

Andrzej Szymański, Agnieszka Rossa

Statistics in Transition New Series, Volume 18 , ISSUE 4, 701–724

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