ContextProvider: Context Awareness for Medical Monitoring Applications

Presented in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2011 Smartphones are sensor-rich and Internet-enabled. With their on-board sensors, web services, social media, and external biosensors, smartphones can provide contextual information about the device, user, and environment, thereby enabling the creation of rich, biologically driven applications. We introduce ContextProvider, a framework that offers a unified, query-able interface to contextual data on the device. Unlike other context-based frameworks,...

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BEAT: Bio-Environmental Android Tracking

Presented in Proceedings of the IEEE Topical Meeting on Biomedical Radio and Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (RWW). We introduce BEAT (Bio-Environmental Android Tracking), which provides methods for collecting, processing, and archiving one’s daily vital and spatiotemporal statistics using off-the-shelf wireless devices and biologic and environmental sensors. BEAT can operate in a self-contained manner on a mobile device and analyze vital information in real time. It uses statistics such as heartbeat variance and range thresholds to issue alerts. Alerts are...

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iWander: An Android Application for Dementia Patients

Presented in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE , pp.3875-3878 Non-pharmacological management of dementia puts a burden on those who are taking care of a patient that suffer from this chronic condition. Caregivers frequently need to assist their patients with activities of daily living. However, they are also encouraged to promote functional independence. With the use of a discrete monitoring device, functional independence is increased among dementia patients while decreasing the stress put on caregivers. This paper describes...

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iFall: A Cell-Phone Based Fall Detection and Warning System

Presented in Wiley-Blackwell Publishings, Journal of the American Geratrics Society, vol. 58, num. 4,

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Indoor Tracking of Geriatric Patients Using Bluetooth

Presented in First AMA-IEEE Medical Techonlogy Conference on Individualized Healthcare Slide Share Presentation In our research, we propose a method whereby a patient can be tracked indoors using commodity Bluetooth hardware and smart-phone devices. By reversing the traditional configuration, the tags become stationary and the mobile device becomes the reader. Using the available cellular network, the patient’s location can be queried in real-time by caregivers. This method effectively bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor location data, providing a greater level of care for the...

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