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IoT-Based Patient Movement Monitoring: The Post-Operative Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Model

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Future Internet 2021, 13(8), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080195
Received: 8 July 2021 / Revised: 26 July 2021 / Accepted: 27 July 2021 / Published: 29 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobility and Cyber-Physical Intelligence)
Hip fracture incidence is life-threatening and has an impact on the person’s physical functionality and their ability to live independently. Proper rehabilitation with a set program can play a significant role in recovering the person’s physical mobility, boosting their quality of life, reducing adverse clinical outcomes, and shortening hospital stays. The Internet of Things (IoT), with advancements in digital health, could be leveraged to enhance the backup intelligence used in the rehabilitation process and provide transparent coordination and information about movement during activities among relevant parties. This paper presents a post-operative hip fracture rehabilitation model that clarifies the involved rehabilitation process, its associated events, and the main physical movements of interest across all stages of care. To support this model, the paper proposes an IoT-enabled movement monitoring system architecture. The architecture reflects the key operational functionalities required to monitor patients in real time and throughout the rehabilitation process. The approach was tested incrementally on ten healthy subjects, particularly for factors relevant to the recognition and tracking of movements of interest. The analysis reflects the significance of personalization and the significance of a one-minute history of data in monitoring the real-time behavior. This paper also looks at the impact of edge computing at the gateway and a wearable sensor edge on system performance. The approach provides a solution for an architecture that balances system performance with remote monitoring functional requirements. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things (IoT); rehabilitation; hip fracture model; remote movement monitoring; activity recognition; wearable intelligent sensor; edge computing Internet of Things (IoT); rehabilitation; hip fracture model; remote movement monitoring; activity recognition; wearable intelligent sensor; edge computing
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Gupta, A.; Al-Anbuky, A. IoT-Based Patient Movement Monitoring: The Post-Operative Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Model. Future Internet 2021, 13, 195. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080195

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Gupta A, Al-Anbuky A. IoT-Based Patient Movement Monitoring: The Post-Operative Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Model. Future Internet. 2021; 13(8):195. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080195

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Gupta, Akash, and Adnan Al-Anbuky. 2021. "IoT-Based Patient Movement Monitoring: The Post-Operative Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Model" Future Internet 13, no. 8: 195. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080195

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