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A neck mounted interface for sensing the swallowing activity based on swallowing sound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22255515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study proposes a novel interface for sensing swallowing activities (based on the sound produced when swallowing) that is mounted on the back of the neck. Recently, owing to the aging of the population, the number of dysphagia patients has been increasing. Although various types of diacrisis and dysphagia testing methodologies already exist, several problems remain. For example, the videofluorography methodology requires extensive preparation; it presents risks of aspiration and demands knowledge about diacrisis, and it must be performed in a medical facility. This study introduces a wearable sensing system that can be used in daily life. As it gives direct, real-time information regarding swallowing movements, this device is also aimed at being used for rehabilitation purposes. The proposed system uses a new evaluation technique that is based on the duration of the swallowing action.
Masahiro Nagae; Kenji Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  2012-06-18     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5224-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actigraphy / instrumentation*
Auscultation / instrumentation*
Deglutition / physiology*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
Neck / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sound Spectrography / instrumentation*

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