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Wireless system provides continuous health monitoring of elderly

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Fraunhofer FIT has demonstrated a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes with miniature sensors.

 

Such Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)systems continuously monitor the patients’ health in their homes and can help reduce the number of visits to the doctor. Miniaturised sensors integrated in mobile devices that are connected to medical centres can monitor and diagnose patients in their homes without reducing their quality of life.


In use, a nano potentiostat measures biochemical information in a patient’s assay, such as glucose, lactate or cholesterol levels.

 

A fluorescence sensor is used to detect colour-marked biomarkers whilst an SpO2 sensor monitors heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation.

 

A smartphone app then processes the data from the three sensors and transfers them to a server. For secure data communication, a Bluetooth connection with a specifically developed protocol is used.

 

As devices that measure biometrical data do not use standardised protocols, they developed a sensor platform that takes the data from the different sensors, processes them and sends them to a smartphone. The smartphone can then transmit the data to the patient’s physician.



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The Cuban diet: eat less, exercise more - and preventable deaths are halved

The Cuban diet: eat less, exercise more - and preventable deaths are halved | exercise | Scoop.it
A country whose citizens collectively succeeded in losing weight and increasing their level of physical activity saw their health improve and death rates plunge.

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if this could work in america it would lessen the cost of health care for many people and improve certain individuals quality of life.

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Can social media help prevent the spread of HIV?

Can social media help prevent the spread of HIV? | exercise | Scoop.it

HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including syphilis and gonorrhea, continue to spread in high-income countries such as Canada, Australia, the U.S. and in Western Europe, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM).

 

A key part of prevention efforts is to offer HIV testing so that people can know their status and take steps to protect themselves and others. If they are negative, they can be counselled about safer sex and the need for regular screening for HIV and other STIs. If positive, they can receive counselling and swift referral for medical monitoring and discussion about the benefits of starting treatment for their personal health. Another benefit of treatment is that it reduces the amount of HIV in a person’s blood and genital fluids, thus reducing their sexual infectiousness.

Social networking

The popularity of electronic social networking sites and so-called smartphones has resulted in the growth of virtual communities that are ripe for communicating messages about healthier living, including HIV prevention. Such sites and technologies are used by some people to find sexual partners, therefore they are of growing importance for the encouragement of healthy behaviours.

 

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) conducted a study called HOPE—harnessing online peer education. They trained participants to deliver HIV prevention messages and related issues via the social networking site Facebook. The researchers found that participants who received such messages were more likely to request home-based HIV testing kits and get tested. Also, reductions in unsafe sexual behaviour occurred among some participants.

 

These results, which need to be confirmed in a larger, longer study, suggest that more researchers need to consider and evaluate engagement with electronic social networks and associated technologies (such as smartphones) to help people lead healthier lives.

 

Results

Engagement was generally good in all groups throughout the 12 weeks of the study.

 

More participants who received messages about HIV prevention and testing (44%) requested an HIV home-testing kit than participants who received general health messages (20%).

 

Researchers found that participants who received HIV prevention messages had fewer sexual partners over time than other participants.

 

Points to consider

The HOPE study shows that it is possible to engage relatively young MSM about HIV prevention via social networking.Some participants were willing to accept the offer of HIV testing.93% of participants remained in the study until its end.Changes in unsafe sexual behaviour were seen among one ethno-racial group.

 

New social networking technologies could also be used to help create healthier communities and reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.


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i think social media can help by spreading the word to people that dont like to watch news or read news paper.

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Kristen Schaffer's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:43 PM

The treatment of this disease needs to stay up to date with the chaning times.

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Exploring the Emergence of mHealth and mFitness

Exploring the Emergence of mHealth and mFitness | exercise | Scoop.it

Underpinning the emerging mHealth and mFitness markets are two sectors, healthcare and health & fitness. The trends in those two industries define how the adjacent mHealth and mFitness markets develop. Together, they form the basis for a multimillion dollar global market opportunity.

The next five years will see a major shift towards smartphone-based mHealth, where hardware attachments link to companion app on the smartphone, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.

They now forecast that by 2018 there will be 96 million users of app-enabled mHealth and mobile-fitness hardware devices, that's up from 15 million this year.

In the healthcare sector, app-enabled mHealth will be used to provide services ranging from remote patient monitoring to mobile ultrasound services.


How mFitness will Set the Pace

However, the market study found that it will be the mFitness sector that will experience strongest growth in the short and medium term.

This growth will be driven by a motivated target market -- an increasing demand for lifestyle consumer applications and a diversifying array of attachments.

App-enabled mFitness will therefore reach maturity much more quickly than smartphone-based mHealth, though it ultimately represents a much smaller market in terms of both users and revenues.

Importantly, mFitness will be the trailblazer of new technology innovations -- it will also serve to educate the wider market as to what is possible through smartphone attachments.


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i have a few fitness apps on my phone and health apps for example webmd and nike+.

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San Diego Boot Camp and Fitness

outdoor fitness program in San Diego designed for men and women are ready to use their bodyweight to get into amazing shape. This group fitness program will challenge participants to ‘Man Up’ to reach beyond their current fitness levels to new heights, making fitness a more than a workout – a LIFESTYLE. This program is perfect for men and women who are training for obstacles races like the Tough Mudder, Spartan Run, ROC Race and more.


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bootcamp is fun once you get passed the screaming of the drill instructors.

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Spartan Race: What to expect on a Spartan Race Mud Run

Spartan Race: What to expect on a Spartan Race Mud Run | exercise | Scoop.it
Spartan Race has made it their goal to keep their courses evolving and you might just not find two courses alike.Obstacles will make you say This is crazy!.

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my goal for next summer is to participate in one of the spartan races. ive taken part in other obsticle races and i had an amazing time playing in the mudd.

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The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition

The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition | exercise | Scoop.it
University of Illinois psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer will present a talk about how physical activity boosts cognition and brain health at the 2013 AAAS meeting.

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i dont know if this is true because i exercise regualarly and i dont feel like my conitive brain fucntios have improved at all.

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Josh Baker's comment, February 22, 2013 9:01 AM
How physical therapy can improve the mental sides as well!
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Wireless system provides continuous health monitoring of elderly

Wireless system provides continuous health monitoring of elderly | exercise | Scoop.it

Fraunhofer FIT has demonstrated a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes with miniature sensors.

 

Such Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)systems continuously monitor the patients’ health in their homes and can help reduce the number of visits to the doctor. Miniaturised sensors integrated in mobile devices that are connected to medical centres can monitor and diagnose patients in their homes without reducing their quality of life.


In use, a nano potentiostat measures biochemical information in a patient’s assay, such as glucose, lactate or cholesterol levels.

 

A fluorescence sensor is used to detect colour-marked biomarkers whilst an SpO2 sensor monitors heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation.

 

A smartphone app then processes the data from the three sensors and transfers them to a server. For secure data communication, a Bluetooth connection with a specifically developed protocol is used.

 

As devices that measure biometrical data do not use standardised protocols, they developed a sensor platform that takes the data from the different sensors, processes them and sends them to a smartphone. The smartphone can then transmit the data to the patient’s physician.



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anything to help keep track of the ancient ones lol.

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AiQ's BioMan Biomonitoring Shirt and Other Smart Clothing Technology

AiQ's BioMan Biomonitoring Shirt and Other Smart Clothing Technology | exercise | Scoop.it

Why bother buying a watch or bracelet to track your daily activities and calories burned, when your shirt can do it for you? 

 

AiQ, a company based in Taiwan that develops smart clothing featuring embedded sensors, has come out with the BioMan shirt that is able to keep track of your body vitals.

 

The BioMan is able to track heart rate, respiration rate and skin temperature. That information can then be sent to a smartphone or other device wirelessly via Bluetooth. Embedded steel threads within the shirt provide the electrical conductivity that allows for vitals sensing. The material can be further customized to potentially measure skin moisture and electrophysiological signals such as EKG, electroencephalography (EEG), or electromyography (EMG).

 

The Bioman shirt is different from other wearable monitors as the sensors are integrated into the garment so that the wearer doesn’t have to worry about misplacing or forgetting to wear them. This technology has great potential for not only routine tracking of body vitals, but also to alert care centers in the event of unusual cardiovascular activity.

 

Read More: http://www.medgadget.com/2013/09/aiqs-bioman-biomonitoring-shirt-and-other-smart-clothing-technology.html


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i want some smart clothing but im sure it going to cost an arm and a leg.

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Tough Mudder Training Tips - Avoid These 3 Mistakes

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Competing in a Tough Mudder? Keep these tough mudder training tips in mind as you design your training plan, being sure to avoid these rookie mistakes.

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i agree with this tips bacuase my friends tend to make this mistakes when training to run in one of the obsticle races. for the types of obsticles the races tend to have no one is going to bench 300lb  or squat 600lb  they will need  to move their own body wheight.  i learnd that using your own body wheight is the best way to traing your boy

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