Advances in Wearable Technology and Applications in Physical Medicine and RehabilitationBy Bonato, Paolo; Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol. 2, No. 2
Publication Date: February 2005
Paper discusses the development of miniature sensors that can be attached to the clothes or body to allow clinicians to gather important data. Data can be gathered to evaluate how certain interventions are working in the settings where it matters the most – in the home, community, and at work. Observations can be made through sensor data regarding client mobility, quality of life, and level of independence. The author contends that research on such sensors has been focused in three areas: (1) the design of sensors that are unobtrusive, and that can record physiological signs and/or movement, (2) the development of systems that deliver data to clinicians, and (3) the design of algorithms to extract relevant information from data recorded by the sensors. Implications for the use of this technology in physical medicine and rehabilitation are discussed.
Published by: BioMed Central Ltd (Website:http://www.biomedcentral.com)
Link to text: http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/2/1/2
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J51006