Gait speed measurement for elderly patients with risk of frailty

Ferré Grau, Xavier and Villalba Mora, Elena and Caballero Mora, María de los Ángeles and Sánchez Sánchez, Alberto and Aguilera, Williams and Garcia Grossocordon, Nuria and Núñez Jiménez, Laura and Rodríguez Mañas, Leocadio and Liu, Qin and Pozo Guerrero, Francisco del (2017). Gait speed measurement for elderly patients with risk of frailty. "Mobile Information Systems", v. 2017 ; pp. 1-11. ISSN 1574-017X. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1310345.

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Title: Gait speed measurement for elderly patients with risk of frailty
Author/s:
  • Ferré Grau, Xavier
  • Villalba Mora, Elena
  • Caballero Mora, María de los Ángeles
  • Sánchez Sánchez, Alberto
  • Aguilera, Williams
  • Garcia Grossocordon, Nuria
  • Núñez Jiménez, Laura
  • Rodríguez Mañas, Leocadio
  • Liu, Qin
  • Pozo Guerrero, Francisco del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Mobile Information Systems
Date: 2017
ISSN: 1574-017X
Volume: 2017
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The ageing of the population poses a threat to both public and private health and social systems. In the last 50 years, life expectancy has increased by an average of 20 years, and by the year 2050, life expectancy will exceed 90 years of age. However, quality of life in the last years of life is not guaranteed due to conditions such as functional decline and frailty, ultimately progressing to disability. Thus, the detection of such a condition in time is of utmost importance. This paper presents an ultrasonic sensor-based gait speed measurement device controlled via a mobile interface, which permits patients to self-assess physical performance. The system was developed and validated in an iterative process involving a total of 28 subjects (21 in the first round and 7 in the second one). After first evaluation at Hospital Universitario de Getafe, some technical problems arose whereas usability testing was well evaluated. The second version addressing the identified issues was technically validated at university premises with good and promising results. Future work envisages deployment of the system developed at subjects? homes to be remotely and unobtrusively monitored.

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Item ID: 50945
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50945/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50945
DOI: 10.1155/2017/1310345
Official URL: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/misy/2017/1310345/abs/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Dec 2018 13:19
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:29
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