Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Customising the Cold Challenge: Pilot Study of an Altered Raynaud’s Phenomena Assessment Method for Data Generation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_15,
        author={Isobel Taylor},
        title={Customising the Cold Challenge: Pilot Study of an Altered Raynaud’s Phenomena Assessment Method for Data Generation},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Pilot study Raynaud’s Phenomenon Medical technology research},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_15}
    }
    
  • Isobel Taylor
    Year: 2017
    Customising the Cold Challenge: Pilot Study of an Altered Raynaud’s Phenomena Assessment Method for Data Generation
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_15
Isobel Taylor1,*
  • 1: University of Porto
*Contact email: mail@isobeltaylor.com

Abstract

The objective of the study is to develop a methodology for gathering data on phalanges to be utilised in wearable technology research with the potential to assist Raynaud’s Phenomena (RP) sufferers. This paper gives an overview of a pilot study using a method developed from an existing medical practise called ‘cold challenge’, which is used in the clinical analysis of RP, and amended for data collection. Due to the alterations that differentiate the pilot study from the clinical exam, it is expected that adjustments will be required to the methodology before a full study is undertaken. The paper centres on the pilot study and the developments made through the analysis of the pilot study results for implementation in further research. The pilot study illustrates a method trialled in the early stages of R&D within PhD design research.