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Portable Wireless Device for Automated Agitation Detection

Portable Wireless Device for Automated Agitation Detection
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Author(s): George E. Sakr (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Imad H. Elhajj (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Mohamad Khaled Joujou (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Sarah Abboud (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) and Huda Abu-Saad Huijer (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 20
Source title: E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mohamed K. Watfa (University of Wollongong, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-123-8.ch012


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The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of existing portable medical devices. The chapter then focuses on portable automated agitation detection. The design and prototyping of a device capable of portable wireless agitation detection is detailed. In addition, the agitation detection algorithm, which uses Support Vector Machines (SVM) based on the measurement of skin conductivity, skin temperature, and inter-beat interval, is described. Experimental results pertaining to the performance of the device and the agitation detection are provided. The chapter concludes with challenges to the development of medical portable devices in general and to agitation detection specifically. Some potential future research directions are highlighted.

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