5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A medical study on wireless inertial measurement technology as a tool for identifying patients at risk of death or imminent clinical deterioration

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245998,
        author={Michael Walsh and Mark Gaffney and John Barton and Brendan O'Flynn and Cian O'Mathuna and John Kellett and Anne Hickey},
        title={A medical study on wireless inertial measurement technology as a tool for identifying patients at risk of death or imminent clinical deterioration},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={wireless inertial measurement clinical study},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245998}
    }
    
  • Michael Walsh
    Mark Gaffney
    John Barton
    Brendan O'Flynn
    Cian O'Mathuna
    John Kellett
    Anne Hickey
    Year: 2012
    A medical study on wireless inertial measurement technology as a tool for identifying patients at risk of death or imminent clinical deterioration
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245998
Michael Walsh1,*, Mark Gaffney1, John Barton1, Brendan O'Flynn1, Cian O'Mathuna1, John Kellett2, Anne Hickey2
  • 1: Tyndall National Institute
  • 2: Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh
*Contact email: michael.walsh@tyndall.ie

Abstract

This paper provides a system description and preliminary results for an ongoing clinical study currently being carried out at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, Ireland. The goal of the trial is to determine if wireless inertial measurement technology can be employed to identify elderly patients at risk of death or imminent clinical deterioration. The system measures cumulative movement and provides a score that will help provide a robust early warning to clinical staff of clinical deterioration. In addition the study examines some of the logistical barriers to the adoption of wearable wireless technology in front-line medical care.