Toward intelligent nursing environment by using wearable sensor system

Noriaki Kuwahara, Haruo Noma, Nobuji Tetsutani, Kiyoshi Kogure, Norihiro Hagita, Hiroshi Iseki

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Abstract

The constant hard work of proyiding nursing care, including handling emergencies, often causes medical accidents in hospitals. We hare prototyped a wearable autoerent- recording system for medical nursing in order lo capture the events that cannot be overlooked in analyzing such accidents. Our system consists of wearable sensors that record the footsteps and the posture tilt of the nurse in addition to the voice. We conducted experiments, and the results show that, without disturbing nurses' work, our sensors can record data and reconstruct nursing histones, including the important events that cannot be overlooked for analyzing medical accidents. In this paper, we show the results of sensor data analysis comparing a nurse's data taken in AM hours with those in the PM hours in order to study the effect of her fatigue on her motion. Also, we discuss on the possibility of detecting the nurse's fatigue by using our sensor system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPBME 2003 - IEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages76-77
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780379438, 9780780379435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003, APBME 2003 - Kyoto-Osaka-Nara, Japan
Duration: 2003 Oct 202003 Oct 22

Other

OtherIEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003, APBME 2003
CountryJapan
CityKyoto-Osaka-Nara
Period03/10/2003/10/22

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Keywords

  • Accident
  • Incident
  • Nursing
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Kuwahara, N., Noma, H., Tetsutani, N., Kogure, K., Hagita, N., & Iseki, H. (2003). Toward intelligent nursing environment by using wearable sensor system. In APBME 2003 - IEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003 (pp. 76-77). [1302591] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APBME.2003.1302591