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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "State-of-the-Art Sensors Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Claudia Preininger

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Health & Environment Department / Bioresources, Konrad Lorenz Strasse 24, 3430 Tulln, Austria
Fax: +43 50550 3666
Interests: protein biomarker arrays for medical and food diagnostics; surface modification & biomolecule immobilization; bioassays

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this special issue is to provide a comprehensive view on the state-of-the-art sensors technology in Austria. Research articles are solicited which will provide a consolidated state-of-the-art in this area. The Special Issue will publish those full research, review and high rated manuscripts addressing the above topic.

Dr. Claudia Preininger
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biosensors
  • chemical sensors
  • physical sensors
  • remote sensing sensors

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Research

Open AccessArticle Leg Edema Quantification for Heart Failure Patients via 3D Imaging
Sensors 2013, 13(8), 10584-10598; doi:10.3390/s130810584
Received: 25 June 2013 / Revised: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 14 August 2013
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Abstract
Heart failure is a common cardiac disease in elderly patients. After discharge, approximately 50% of all patients are readmitted to a hospital within six months. Recent studies show that home monitoring of heart failure patients can reduce the number of readmissions. Still, [...] Read more.
Heart failure is a common cardiac disease in elderly patients. After discharge, approximately 50% of all patients are readmitted to a hospital within six months. Recent studies show that home monitoring of heart failure patients can reduce the number of readmissions. Still, a large number of false positive alarms as well as underdiagnoses in other cases require more accurate alarm generation algorithms. New low-cost sensors for leg edema detection could be the missing link to help home monitoring to its breakthrough. We evaluated a 3D camera-based measurement setup in order to geometrically detect and quantify leg edemas. 3D images of legs were taken and geometric parameters were extracted semi-automatically from the images. Intra-subject variability for five healthy subjects was evaluated. Thereafter, correlation of 3D parameters with body weight and leg circumference was assessed during a clinical study at the Medical University of Graz. Strong correlation was found in between both reference values and instep height, while correlation in between curvature of the lower leg and references was very low. We conclude that 3D imaging might be a useful and cost-effective extension of home monitoring for heart failure patients, though further (prospective) studies are needed. Full article
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