Advances in Wearable Technology and Applications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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dc.contributor.author Bonato, Paolo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-30T16:38:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Bonato, Paolo. 2005. Advances in wearable technology and applications in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2: 2. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1743-0003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4930583
dc.description.abstract The development of miniature sensors that can be unobtrusively attached to the body or can be part of clothing items, such as sensing elements embedded in the fabric of garments, have opened countless possibilities of monitoring patients in the field over extended periods of time. This is of particular relevance to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Wearable technology addresses a major question in the management of patients undergoing rehabilitation, i.e. have clinical interventions a significant impact on the real life of patients? Wearable technology allows clinicians to gather data where it matters the most to answer this question, i.e. the home and community settings. Direct observations concerning the impact of clinical interventions on mobility, level of independence, and quality of life can be performed by means of wearable systems. Researchers have focused on three main areas of work to develop tools of clinical interest: 1)the design and implementation of sensors that are minimally obtrusive and reliably record movement or physiological signals, 2)the development of systems that unobtrusively gather data from multiple wearable sensors and deliver this information to clinicians in the way that is most appropriate for each application, and 3)the design and implementation of algorithms to extract clinically relevant information from data recorded using wearable technology. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation has devoted a series of articles to this topic with the objective of offering a description of the state of the art in this research field and pointing to emerging applications that are relevant to the clinical practice in physical medicine and rehabilitation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1186/1743-0003-2-2 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC552335/pdf/ en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Advances in Wearable Technology and Applications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation en_US
dash.depositing.author Bonato, Paolo
dc.date.available 2011-06-30T16:38:04Z
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation en_US
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Health Sciences and Technology en_US

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