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Author Tong, Raymond (Raymond Kai-yu), author.

Title Wearable technology in medicine and health care / Raymond Kai-Yu Tong
Published London ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
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Contents The book will be organized into several sections that cover key aspects of wearable technology and its clinical and biomedical applications. The authors will invite the world's experts to present their unique view of the field. Section 1 -- Introduction to Wearable Technology provides an introduction and overview of the design and advances of wearables, and discusses main applications and challenges that drive development of wearable systems for clinical and biomedical uses. Section 2 -- Wearables for Health Monitoring focuses on some examples of wearable sensor technology used for health monitoring, such as the use of wearables for continuous monitoring of human vital signs, e.g. heart rate, respiratory rate, energy expenditure, blood pressure, blood glucose etc. Section 3 -- Wearables for Disease Management focuses on some examples of wearable sensor technology used for disease management, such as the use of wearables for early diagnosis of diseases, prevention of chronic conditions, improved clinical management of neurodegenerative conditions and prompt response to emergency situations. Section 4 -- Wearables for Rehabilitation focuses on some examples of wearable sensor technology used for rehabilitation, such as use of sensors for muscle strengthening, and use of wearable exoskeleton to achieve upper limb and lower limb rehabilitation for patients after stroke or with other motor impairments
Summary Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care provides readers with the most current research and information on the clinical and biomedical applications of wearable technology. Wearable devices provide applicability and convenience beyond many other means of technical interface and can include varying applications, such as personal entertainment, social communications and personalized health and fitness. The book covers the rapidly expanding development of wearable systems, thus enabling clinical and medical applications, such as disease management and rehabilitation. Final chapters discuss the challenges inherent to these rapidly evolving technologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 30, 2018)
Subject Biosensors.
Biomedical engineering.
Wearable technology.
Medical care -- Technological innovations
Biosensors -- Design and construction
Patient monitoring -- Equipment and supplies.
Robotic exoskeletons.
Wearable Electronic Devices
Biosensing Techniques -- instrumentation
Biomedical Engineering -- instrumentation
Monitoring, Physiologic -- instrumentation
Exoskeleton Device
Biosensing Techniques
biomedical engineering.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Robotic exoskeletons
Patient monitoring -- Equipment and supplies
Biomedical engineering
Medical care -- Technological innovations
Wearable technology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780128498811