Portable Wireless Device for Automated Agitation Detection

Portable Wireless Device for Automated Agitation Detection

George E. Sakr (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Imad H. Elhajj (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Mohamad Khaled Joujou (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Sarah Abboud (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) and Huda Abu-Saad Huijer (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-123-8.ch012

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of existing portable medical devices. The chapter then focuses on portable automated agitation detection. The design and prototyping of a device capable of portable wireless agitation detection is detailed. In addition, the agitation detection algorithm, which uses Support Vector Machines (SVM) based on the measurement of skin conductivity, skin temperature, and inter-beat interval, is described. Experimental results pertaining to the performance of the device and the agitation detection are provided. The chapter concludes with challenges to the development of medical portable devices in general and to agitation detection specifically. Some potential future research directions are highlighted.
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Background

In this section previous work is presented. The work is addressed according to the two aspects of the chapter: healthcare portable devices and emotion detection or affective computing.

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