IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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Assessment of residual radioactivity by a comprehensive wireless, wearable device in thyroid cancer patients undergoing radionuclide therapy and comparison with the results of a home device: a feasibility study
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of using a wireless wearable device (WD) in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients undergoing radionuclide therapy with I-131 (RAI) and protected hospitalization, this study compared the measurements of residual radioactivity obtained with those registered by... Read more
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Stable Responsive EMG Sequence Prediction and Adaptive Reinforcement with Temporal Convolutional Networks
Movement prediction from EMG can be performed by compressing a short window of EMG into a feature-encoding that is meaningful for classification— an approach that can cause erratic prediction behavior. Temporal convolutional networks (TCN) leverage temporal information from EMG to achieve superior predictions for 3 simultaneous degrees-of-freedom that are more accurate and stable, have a very low response delay, and allow for novel types of interactive training. Addressing EMG decoding as a sequential prediction problem requires a new set of considerations that will lead to enhancements in the reliability, responsiveness, and movement complexity available from prosthesis control systems... Read more
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Reduced Rank Least Squares for Real-Time Short Term Estimation of Mean Arterial Blood Pressure in Septic Patients Receiving Norepinephrine
    Abstract Norepinephrine (NE), an endogenous catecholamine, is a mainstay treatment for septic shock, which is a life-threatening manifestation of severe infection. NE counteracts the loss in blood pressure associated with septic shock. However, an NE infusion that is too low fails... Read more
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Wearable Devices for Precision Medicine and Health State Monitoring
   A key requirement for precision medicine is the ability to define clinically-relevant subgroups that enable improved patient management as well as the elucidation of disease mechanisms. The ability to define subgroups requires measurements with high information content and with a... Read more
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Fracture Healing Monitoring by Impact Tests: Single Case Study of a Fractured Tibia with External Fixator
   Abstract: The correct evaluation of the healing process is important to define proper times of fixator dynamization and removal, avoiding refractures. Unfortunately, a quantitative healing assessment is not yet available in clinical practice. The aim of the paper is to prove... Read more
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Unobtrusive Detection of Simulated Orthostatic Hypotension and Supine Hypertension using Ballistocardiogram and Electrocardiogram of Healthy Adults
Effective management of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension and supine hypertension (SH-OH) due autonomic failure requires a frequent and timely adjustment of medication throughout the day to maintain the blood pressure (BP) within the normal range, i.e., an accurate depiction of BP... Read more
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Healthcare Event and Activity Logging
   Part of the Special Issue on Advanced Internet of Things in Personalized Healthcare Systems: Validation, Analysis and Utilization The health of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) can change frequently and inexplicably. Crucial events and activities responsible for these changes... Read more
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Design and Study of a Smart Cup for Monitoring the Arm and Hand Activity of Stroke Patients
  This paper presents a new platform to monitor the arm and hand activity of stroke patients during rehabilitation exercises in the hospital and at home during their daily living activities. The platform provides relevant data to the therapist in order... Read more
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Screening for Cognitive Impairment by Model Assisted Cerebral Blood Flow Estimation
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative disease; one in ten people aged 65 and older have it. As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, early diagnosis is crucial so that mitigating treatments can be initiated as soon... Read more