A smart device to substitute the neurothesiometer

Authors: Vaughan, N., Dubey, V.N., Hickish, T. and Cole, J.

Journal: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference

Volume: 3

ISBN: 9780791858158

DOI: 10.1115/DETC2017-68306

Abstract:

This paper presents a patented smart point-of-care testing (POCT) system for the diagnosis and grading of peripheral neuropathy at the patient's home or care center. The device aims to detect changes or worsening of a patient's neuropathy. Our system utilizes the vibration motor within a smartphone, applied through a 3D printed probe attachment to detect sensation loss in vibration sensitivity threshold (VST). A smartphone app displays several neuropathy questionnaires to the user to identify and monitor changes in their condition. This paper presents results from comparison between the new smart device and the gold standard Neurothesiometer. Results suggest that the new device performs closely to the gold standard in terms of the frequency and amplitude of vibration.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29027/

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A SMART DEVICE TO SUBSTITUTE THE NEUROTHESIOMETER

Authors: Vaughan, N., Dubey, V.N., Hickish, T., Cole, J. and ASME

Journal: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES AND COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION IN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2017, VOL 3

ISBN: 978-0-7918-5815-8

ISSN: 2159-7383

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29027/

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A Smart Device To Substitute The Neurothesiometer

Authors: Vaughan, N., Dubey, V.N., Hickish, T. and Cole, J.

Conference: International Design Engineering and Technical Conference

Dates: 6-9 August 2017

Journal: https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/

Publisher: ASME

Abstract:

This paper presents a patented smart point-of-care testing (POCT) system for the diagnosis and grading of peripheral neuropathy at the patient’s home or care center. The device aims to detect changes or worsening of a patient’s neuropathy. Our system utilizes the vibration motor within a smart-phone, applied through a 3D printed probe attachment to detect sensation loss in vibration sensitivity threshold (VST). A smartphone app displays several neuropathy questionnaires to the user to identify and monitor changes in their condition. This paper presents results from comparison between the new smart device and the gold standard Neurothesiometer. Results suggest that the new device performs closely to the gold standard in terms of the frequency and amplitude of vibration.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29027/

https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/

Source: Manual

A Smart Device To Substitute The Neurothesiometer

Authors: Vaughan, N., Dubey, V.N., Hickish, T.F. and Cole, J.

Conference: ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017)

Publisher: ASME

Abstract:

This paper presents a patented smart point-of-care testing (POCT) system for the diagnosis and grading of peripheral neuropathy at the patient’s home or care center. The device aims to detect changes or worsening of a patient’s neuropathy. Our system utilizes the vibration motor within a smart-phone, applied through a 3D printed probe attachment to detect sensation loss in vibration sensitivity threshold (VST). A smartphone app displays several neuropathy questionnaires to the user to identify and monitor changes in their condition. This paper presents results from comparison between the new smart device and the gold standard Neurothesiometer. Results suggest that the new device performs closely to the gold standard in terms of the frequency and amplitude of vibration.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29027/

https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/

Source: BURO EPrints