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Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. (Wikipedia.org)






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2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)

The Conference focuses on all aspects of instrumentation and measurement science andtechnology research development and applications. The list of program topics includes but isnot limited to: Measurement Science & Education, Measurement Systems, Measurement DataAcquisition, Measurements of Physical Quantities, and Measurement Applications.


2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)

The International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premier networking and exchange forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. ISCAS2020 focuses on the deployment of CASS knowledge towards Society Grand Challenges and highlights the strong foundation in methodology and the integration of multidisciplinary approaches which are the distinctive features of CAS contributions. The worldwide CAS community is exploiting such CASS knowledge to change the way in which devices and circuits are understood, optimized, and leveraged in a variety of systems and applications.


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Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in

The IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering will review the state-of-the-art and trends in the emerging field of biomedical engineering. This includes scholarly works, ranging from historic and modern development in biomedical engineering to the life sciences and medicine enabled by technologies covered by the various IEEE societies.


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government.


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Ambient Integrated Robotics: new approach for supporting elderly people with integrated technology in living environments

ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics), 2010

Stand-alone service robots are developing towards complementary and seamlessly integrated parts and/or subsystems of intelligent care environments. As use cases in those environments are a complex mixture of multiple geriatric requirements, multiple sets of technologies have to be fused with buildings and building components. The integration and fusion of robotic systems and sub-systems with our environments is likely to transform ...


Improving oral medication compliance with an electronic aid

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 1997

Demographic trends indicate that populations in the U.S., Europe, and Japan are aging rapidly. As people age, they will seek more health-care services and ingest more oral medications. Poor compliance in taking medications is especially problematic in the elderly because of the changes in their metabolism, cognitive skills, and physical abilities. Simple devices, special packaging, and physical aids, while offering ...


A secure database for human specimen repositories

Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37439), 2003

Secure storage and retrieval of ethically sensitive information about human samples presents a special problem for research groups and institutions. This problem is addressed by providing a randomized identification of samples, which can only be decoded by providing two passwords: one from the researcher, and one from an Ethics Committee (Institutional Review Board) representative.


Quantification of body tremor

Images of the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of the Annual International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,, 1989

A low-cost spectral analysis system for the measurement and analysis of body tremor is described. The system has been implemented using an accelerometer, amplifier and microcomputer complete with a special-purpose data acquisition interface and appropriate software. Data are acquired in eight 8-s epochs at a sampling rate of 128 Hz for resting, modified postural, and postural arm positions and stored ...


Particularities of monitoring elderly patients with cardiac procedures

2015 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB), 2015

The aim of our study was to assess the correlations between different cardiac procedures on groups of age. Material and method: A group of 64 patients (age > 65 years old) with history of cardiac procedure was divided in three Age Groups. Demographic data, medical history, type of intervention and geriatric assessment were analyzed in accordance with each Age Group. ...


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  • Ambient Integrated Robotics: new approach for supporting elderly people with integrated technology in living environments

    Stand-alone service robots are developing towards complementary and seamlessly integrated parts and/or subsystems of intelligent care environments. As use cases in those environments are a complex mixture of multiple geriatric requirements, multiple sets of technologies have to be fused with buildings and building components. The integration and fusion of robotic systems and sub-systems with our environments is likely to transform performance and appearance of our buildings and everyday's artifacts, similar as done through the implementation of new materials as steel or plastics once before.

  • Improving oral medication compliance with an electronic aid

    Demographic trends indicate that populations in the U.S., Europe, and Japan are aging rapidly. As people age, they will seek more health-care services and ingest more oral medications. Poor compliance in taking medications is especially problematic in the elderly because of the changes in their metabolism, cognitive skills, and physical abilities. Simple devices, special packaging, and physical aids, while offering some improvement, do not appear able to answer this challenge. Drawbacks to such mechanical devices include their inability to accommodate multiple medications, their inability to remind patients when to take their medications, their inability to be easily reprogrammed for different dosage regimens, and their higher packaging costs. Electronic medication compliance dispensers, such as the MedMinder, appear to address many of these issues, but their true utility awaits definitive results from further development and clinical field trials.

  • A secure database for human specimen repositories

    Secure storage and retrieval of ethically sensitive information about human samples presents a special problem for research groups and institutions. This problem is addressed by providing a randomized identification of samples, which can only be decoded by providing two passwords: one from the researcher, and one from an Ethics Committee (Institutional Review Board) representative.

  • Quantification of body tremor

    A low-cost spectral analysis system for the measurement and analysis of body tremor is described. The system has been implemented using an accelerometer, amplifier and microcomputer complete with a special-purpose data acquisition interface and appropriate software. Data are acquired in eight 8-s epochs at a sampling rate of 128 Hz for resting, modified postural, and postural arm positions and stored for offline analysis. The time information is transformed to the frequency domain using the fast Fourier transform, and the average power spectrum in bands 1-32 Hz is computed for the 64-s recording period. Hardware and software aspects of the system are discussed and the results are briefly summarized.<<ETX>>

  • Particularities of monitoring elderly patients with cardiac procedures

    The aim of our study was to assess the correlations between different cardiac procedures on groups of age. Material and method: A group of 64 patients (age > 65 years old) with history of cardiac procedure was divided in three Age Groups. Demographic data, medical history, type of intervention and geriatric assessment were analyzed in accordance with each Age Group. Results: Most of the procedures were performed in patients aged over 75. The type of intervention showed strong statistically significance in correlation with the Age Groups, but poorly represented related to gender and home background. Geriatric evaluation showed important evidence of malnutrition and depression, partially correlated with age (p<;0.01). Conclusions: The correlation between our data provide useful information about the most common type of cardiac procedure in elderly, show the most frequent causes and provides feedback regarding the quality of life after intervention.

  • Research Hotspots Analysis of Geriatric Nurse by PubMed

    Objective: To outline the research hotspots of geriatric nurse by PubMed. Methods: With MS Excel, SPSS, Cytoscape software, we took MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) word frequency analysis, clustering analysis, co-word network graph of PubMed papers. Results: It shows that the current geriatric nurse research hotspots had focus on "Attitude of Health Personnel, Nurse Practitioners, Geriatric Nursing, Nurse Clinicians, Primary Health Care, Nursing Homes, Nurse Administrators", etc, it also suggests that the most top 2 importance of which was "Attitude of Health Personnel" and "Nurse Clinicians". Conclusion: It is helpful and timesaving for researcher or doctor to understand the research hotspots in geriatric nurse.

  • Health Capital Depreciation and Medical Care Demand: An Empirical Study of Taiwan's Senior Citizens

    This research aims at studying health capital depreciation of senior citizens and their corresponding medical care demand. Qualitative response models are constructed, followed by empirical studies. Data is collected from inpatients of Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at Taichung Veterans General Hospital from 2008 to 2012. All test subjects are under comprehensive geriatric assessment to characterize levels of health capital depreciation. Medical care demand is defined by length of hospital stay.

  • The NAO models for the elderly

    This paper highlights initial observations from a user study performed in an assisted living facility in Spain. We introduced the NAO robot to assist in geriatric physiotherapy rehabilitation. The NAO is introduced in order to take over one of the usual roles of the physiotherapist: modeling movements for the inpatients. We also introduced a virtual version of the NAO in order to see whether this role of modeling is equally effective in a screen-based modality. Preliminary results show the inpatients adjust their movements to the NAO, although they react differently to the virtual and the physical robot.

  • PC-based rehabilitation tool for the elderly

    The elderly can sometimes find rehabilitation training to be very boring, but if the participants are motivated or having fun, they will continue to exercise. Prevention is the most important issue for health care insurance in Japan, and since suitable training will improve the quality of life, we developed personal computer (PC)-based rehabilitation tools to help the elderly maintain balance and muscle strength. After using the balance-training device, the subjects were able to keep better balance, and the muscle-training device resulted in an energy expenditure of around 2 METs fewer than walking. The results indicate that PC-based rehabilitation tools are effective for maintaining physical exercise.

  • Evaluation by accelerometry of walking pattern before falls in hemiplegic patients

    Hemiplegic patients often fall because of a lack of balance-during walking. They can become bed-ridden, or suffer failing syndrome after falling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the walking pattern just prior to falls among high-risk patients in a rehabilitation setting. A triaxial accelerometer was fixed to the subject's waist, and the triaxial acceleration signals were recorded. Thirty-one subjects walked down a corridor under supervision. The data were digitized at a sampling rate of 200 Hz, and analysed using a discrete wavelet transform. The variables required to evaluate falls were related to the reconstructed signal at level -3. We classified falls into three types. In Type 1 falls, the impact acceleration signals in the vertical direction were larger in walking just prior to a fall. In Type 2 falls, small impact acceleration signals in the vertical direction were observed. In Type 3 falls, the walking cycle changed irregularly just prior to a fall and the impact acceleration was larger and smaller before the fall. From these results, falls were evaluated. The next step will be predicting falls.



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