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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Gait Speed Measurement for Elderly Patients with Risk of Frailty
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
The ageing of the population poses a threat to both public and private health and social systems. In the last 50 years, life expectancy has increased by an average of 20 years, and by the year 2050, life expectancy will exceed 90 years of age. However, quality of life in the last years of life is not guaranteed due to conditions such as functional decline and frailty, ultimately progressing to disability. Thus, the detection of such a condition in time is of utmost importance. This paper presents an ultrasonic sensor-based gait speed measurement device controlled via a mobile interface, which permits patients to self-assess physical performance. The system was developed and validated in an iterative process involving a total of 28 subjects (21 in the first round and 7 in the second one). After first evaluation at Hospital Universitario de Getafe, some technical problems arose whereas usability testing was well evaluated. The second version addressing the identified issues was technically validated at university premises with good and promising results. Future work envisages deployment of the system developed at subjects? homes to be remotely and unobtrusively monitored.
International
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JCR
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Title
Mobile Information Systems
ISBN
1574-017X
Impact factor JCR
0,849
Impact info
Volume
2017
10.1155/2017/1310345.
Journal number
From page
1
To page
11
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
121/146
Participants
  • Autor: Xavier Ferre Grau (UPM)
  • Autor: Elena Villalba Mora (UPM)
  • Autor: María de los Ángeles Caballero-Mora (Hospital Universitario de Getafe)
  • Autor: Alberto Sánchez Sánchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Williams Aguilera (Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, UPM)
  • Autor: Nuria Garcia-Grossocordon (Hospital Universitario de Getafe)
  • Autor: Laura Núñez-Jiménez (Hospital Universitario de Getafe)
  • Autor: Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas (Hospital Universitario de Getafe)
  • Autor: Qin Liu (Tongji University)
  • Autor: Francisco del Pozo Guerrero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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