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MIMS: A Minimally Invasive Monitoring Sensor Platform

Abbate, Stefano and Avvenuti, Marco and Light, Janet MIMS: A Minimally Invasive Monitoring Sensor Platform. IEEE Sensors Journal, 12 (3). 677 -684. ISSN 1530-437X (2012)

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This paper describes a minimally invasive sensor platform for active and passive monitoring of human movements and physiological signals. Such a system is needed in cases where 24 #x00D7; 7 monitoring is required, as in older adults with cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The passive monitoring systems used today are useful only in detecting events after they happen; the accuracy and speed of detection is questionable. The noninvasive nature of such systems does not bring trade off benefits to early detection and prevention of emergency incidents. We compare some existing sensor platforms and present our monitoring approach using minimally invasive wearable sensor device(s). With a Minimally Invasive Monitoring Sensor (MIMS), using advanced intelligent systems, we analyze the physiological signal data preceding potential emergency events in order to predict them quickly. The Virtual Hub is the core component of MIMS, which acts as a gateway between a monitored person and her/his caregivers, as well as a shared access point between active and passive sensing devices. Some preliminary results are presented here from our sleep-related fall study using two heterogeneous sensor systems.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1109/JSEN.2011.2149515
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; MIMS; active sensing device; advanced intelligent system; caregiver; cognitive impairment; dementia; heterogeneous sensor system; human movement monitoring; minimally invasive monitoring sensor platform; minimally invasive wearable sensor device(s); passive sensing device; physiological signal data; sleep-related fall; virtual hub; biomechanics; biomedical equipment; cognition; computerised monitoring;diseases;geriatrics;intelligent sensors;internetworking;medical signal processing;patient care;patient monitoring;sleep;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 07:50
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1246

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