Navigation Links
Clemson, Dartmouth use $1.5M grant to develop mobile health technology
Date:10/28/2013

With a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Computer Systems Research program, researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College launched the Amulet project to develop computational jewelry to support mobile-health applications.

"The advent of mobile health (mHealth) technology brings great opportunity to improve quality of life, individual and public health and reduce health-care costs," said Kelly Caine, assistant professor in the Human-Centered Computing Division in Clemson University's School of Computing. "Although mHealth devices and applications are proliferating, many challenges remain to provide the necessary usability, manageability, interoperability, availability, security and privacy."

The researchers are engineering tools and laying the scientific foundation for secure, privacy-preserving wearable mHealth. In the process, they are developing a general framework for body-area pervasive computing, centered on health-monitoring and health-management applications.

"Our vision is that computational jewelry, in a form like a bracelet or pendant, will provide the properties essential for successful body-area mHealth networks," said Jacob Sorber, assistant professor in the School of Computing. "These devices coordinate the activity of the body-area network and provide a discreet means for communicating with their wearer."

Such devices will complement the capabilities of a smartphone, bridging the gap between the type of universal computing possible with a mobile phone and enabled by a wearable computing device.

This interdisciplinary team of investigators is designing and developing Amulet, an electronic bracelet and a software framework that enables developers to create user-friendly, safe, secure and efficient mHealth applications that fit seamlessly into everyday life.

The research is determining the degree to which computational jewelry offers advantages in availability, reliability, security, privacy and usability' and developing techniques that provide these properties in spite of the severely constrained power resources of wearable jewelry.

"Unlike popular fitness trackers, this wristband talks to your other health and fitness devices, so they know it's you using them and gives you a quick and easy way to approve the transfer of health information from one device to another or to your health record at your direction, therefore preserving privacy," said Sorber.

Amulet also will track the use of medications and send reminders when it's time for another dose. The wristband will provide critical health data to responders if the wearer experiences a medical emergency.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Caine
caine@clemson.edu
864-656-0631
Clemson University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Clemson, GHS create healthcare research powerhouse
2. Dartmouth researchers investigate the cognitive effects of athlete head impacts
3. Mayo Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock announce collaboration
4. Dartmouth medical research closes in on new tuberculosis vaccine
5. Leap in leukemia treatment reported by Dartmouth researchers
6. Dartmouth researchers test safety of Nivolumab in kidney cancer
7. Dartmouth researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors
8. Dartmouth researchers receive $5.9 million grant from NIH for lung research
9. Grove Professor receives $1.5MM to study breast cancer therapies
10. Bradley Hasbro Childrens Research Center receives $1.5m grant to explore HIV treatment compliance
11. NYU Nursing receives a $1.5M NEPQR grant from HRSA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... of breastfeeding mothers. These illustrations show the diversity of the breastfeeding mothers, ... a wide range of sizes. These illustrations are also available on tote bags, ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Physician Partners of America ... as an interventional pain management physician. He brings a wealth of pain management ... headaches, and significant experience in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. , Dr. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... More than 20,000 ... Republic of Congo (DRC) thanks to an ambitious venture that conjoined the passions of ... the generous support of the Liberty community. These shoes will save lives from the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... of “Vision & Hearing” campaign, advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the ... available for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... As an industry leader, Eppendorf is ... will present the line of epMotion automated liquid handling system. This automated liquid ... everyday pipetting tasks. , Ideal for scientists and lab technicians with no or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a ... of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly cash ... The cash dividend of $0.24 ... 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of ... subject to approval of the Board of Directors and may ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... CINCINNATI , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, ... science company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and ... its development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  ... a proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients ... psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation full-service pharmacy, has ... for patients in the Washington D.C. ... by providing delivery of medications through the convenience of its ... or delivered within one hour to any location in D.C. ... bring this invaluable service to Washington D.C. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: