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mDurance: A Novel Mobile Health System to Support Trunk Endurance Assessment.

Banos O, Moral-Munoz JA, Diaz-Reyes I, Arroyo-Morales M, Damas M, Herrera-Viedma E, Hong CS, Lee S, Pomares H, Rojas I, Villalonga C - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: This disorder constitutes one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, and as a result, it has a severe socioeconomic impact.The information registered by the sensors is processed and managed by a mobile application that facilitates the expert's normal routine, while reducing the impact of human errors and expediting the analysis of the test results.The results of this study prove the reliability of mDurance and further demonstrate that practitioners are certainly interested in the regular use of a system of this nature.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 446-701, Korea. oresti@oslab.khu.ac.kr.

ABSTRACT
Low back pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition. This disorder constitutes one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, and as a result, it has a severe socioeconomic impact. Endurance tests are normally considered in low back pain rehabilitation practice to assess the muscle status. However, traditional procedures to evaluate these tests suffer from practical limitations, which potentially lead to inaccurate diagnoses. The use of digital technologies is considered here to facilitate the task of the expert and to increase the reliability and interpretability of the endurance tests. This work presents mDurance, a novel mobile health system aimed at supporting specialists in the functional assessment of trunk endurance by using wearable and mobile devices. The system employs a wearable inertial sensor to track the patient trunk posture, while portable electromyography sensors are used to seamlessly measure the electrical activity produced by the trunk muscles. The information registered by the sensors is processed and managed by a mobile application that facilitates the expert's normal routine, while reducing the impact of human errors and expediting the analysis of the test results. In order to show the potential of the mDurance system, a case study has been conducted. The results of this study prove the reliability of mDurance and further demonstrate that practitioners are certainly interested in the regular use of a system of this nature.

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mDurance application snapshots: (a) login; (b) patient selection; (c) sensor connection; (d) endurance test selection; (e) test execution; (f) test results summary; (g) selection of historical attributes to be represented (part of); and (h) historical representation.
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f4-sensors-15-13159: mDurance application snapshots: (a) login; (b) patient selection; (c) sensor connection; (d) endurance test selection; (e) test execution; (f) test results summary; (g) selection of historical attributes to be represented (part of); and (h) historical representation.

Mentions: In the following, the mDurance application is described (Figure 4). For the first time use, the expert is requested to sign up with their personal information to register in the system. This information is used by mDurance to uniquely identify the specialist and also to preserve the patient's data collected by the system in a confidential and integral manner. Once an expert profile is created, the practitioner can log into the application contents by using their username and password (Figure 4a). Then, the expert is directed to a new screen, in which they can either select one of the existing patients in the system database or include a new one (Figure 4b). Personal information, such as name, age, height, weight, gender and possible health conditions, are requested when filling in a new patient registry. Upon selecting a patient, their more relevant personal information is presented to the expert for quick inspection, including the date of the last endurance session and particular conditions from which they suffer. Moreover, from this main screen, the expert can either initiate the connection with the wearable sensors, start the endurance tests or visualize the historical data collected during previous sessions.


mDurance: A Novel Mobile Health System to Support Trunk Endurance Assessment.

Banos O, Moral-Munoz JA, Diaz-Reyes I, Arroyo-Morales M, Damas M, Herrera-Viedma E, Hong CS, Lee S, Pomares H, Rojas I, Villalonga C - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

mDurance application snapshots: (a) login; (b) patient selection; (c) sensor connection; (d) endurance test selection; (e) test execution; (f) test results summary; (g) selection of historical attributes to be represented (part of); and (h) historical representation.
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f4-sensors-15-13159: mDurance application snapshots: (a) login; (b) patient selection; (c) sensor connection; (d) endurance test selection; (e) test execution; (f) test results summary; (g) selection of historical attributes to be represented (part of); and (h) historical representation.
Mentions: In the following, the mDurance application is described (Figure 4). For the first time use, the expert is requested to sign up with their personal information to register in the system. This information is used by mDurance to uniquely identify the specialist and also to preserve the patient's data collected by the system in a confidential and integral manner. Once an expert profile is created, the practitioner can log into the application contents by using their username and password (Figure 4a). Then, the expert is directed to a new screen, in which they can either select one of the existing patients in the system database or include a new one (Figure 4b). Personal information, such as name, age, height, weight, gender and possible health conditions, are requested when filling in a new patient registry. Upon selecting a patient, their more relevant personal information is presented to the expert for quick inspection, including the date of the last endurance session and particular conditions from which they suffer. Moreover, from this main screen, the expert can either initiate the connection with the wearable sensors, start the endurance tests or visualize the historical data collected during previous sessions.

Bottom Line: This disorder constitutes one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, and as a result, it has a severe socioeconomic impact.The information registered by the sensors is processed and managed by a mobile application that facilitates the expert's normal routine, while reducing the impact of human errors and expediting the analysis of the test results.The results of this study prove the reliability of mDurance and further demonstrate that practitioners are certainly interested in the regular use of a system of this nature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 446-701, Korea. oresti@oslab.khu.ac.kr.

ABSTRACT
Low back pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition. This disorder constitutes one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, and as a result, it has a severe socioeconomic impact. Endurance tests are normally considered in low back pain rehabilitation practice to assess the muscle status. However, traditional procedures to evaluate these tests suffer from practical limitations, which potentially lead to inaccurate diagnoses. The use of digital technologies is considered here to facilitate the task of the expert and to increase the reliability and interpretability of the endurance tests. This work presents mDurance, a novel mobile health system aimed at supporting specialists in the functional assessment of trunk endurance by using wearable and mobile devices. The system employs a wearable inertial sensor to track the patient trunk posture, while portable electromyography sensors are used to seamlessly measure the electrical activity produced by the trunk muscles. The information registered by the sensors is processed and managed by a mobile application that facilitates the expert's normal routine, while reducing the impact of human errors and expediting the analysis of the test results. In order to show the potential of the mDurance system, a case study has been conducted. The results of this study prove the reliability of mDurance and further demonstrate that practitioners are certainly interested in the regular use of a system of this nature.

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