Circadiansense – a prototype wearable day and night patient monitoring system

Infante Sanchez, David (2019). Circadiansense – a prototype wearable day and night patient monitoring system. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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There is a general consensus in the literature that patient-monitoring systems capable of recording in the real-world and during the activities of everyday living, where problems are more evident, have the potential to provide much richer and more informative objective accounts of patients‘ well-being, sleep problems, circadian cycle disruption, and symptoms for a better diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases than those of assessments made in the clinic or laboratory. Literature reports a number of wearable recording systems for health-monitoring. However, most of these devices are characterised by the lack of participation of clinicians with little discussion of desirable features relevant to the system and how to visualise multifactorial data collected. This thesis describes the design of a proof-of-concept wearable health-monitoring device with discussions with clinicians through one-on-one interviews and focus groups. Themes and issues of accuracy, reliability, validation of the device, data presentation with medical standards, ethical issues and usefulness of the data recorded were explored. Collection of data of different patient cohorts was recommended to validate the system to assess accuracy and reliability and train clinicians. The assessment of the device should not be generic because the features and characteristics depend on the application developed.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Mexican Government
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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