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Non-invasive wireless and continuous monitoring of vital signs using a wearable sensor: technical and clinical feasibility

Numan, Lieke (2019) Non-invasive wireless and continuous monitoring of vital signs using a wearable sensor: technical and clinical feasibility.

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Abstract:Introduction: Continuous monitoring of vital signs at home might help early recognition of deterioration, but is unknown territory. Methods: A feasibility study was performed, during which vital signs of patients after oesophagectomy were recorded at home. Firstly, the amount of available data was calculated. In addition, a normal recovery pattern was described by the average HR, RR and temperature and its variation during the day. In addition, distributions of HR and RR and during day and night and for different levels of activity were compared. Results: 10 patients were included for home monitoring. The amount of available data was above 70% for 7 patients and for 3 patients several data gaps of more than one day were present. An average decrease was found over the days. Besides, HR and RR were lower during the night and during periods of rest. Conclusion: It was feasible to measure vital signs at home, as the amount of available data was sufficient for majority of patients. The described pattern of patients with a normal recovery can serve as baseline for future home monitoring studies. More research is necessary, as it is still unknown whether it is possible to early detect clinical deterioration at home.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Technical Medicine MSc (60033)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79837
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