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Proceedings 2018, 2(19), 1204; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2191204

Ubiquitous Assessment of the Recovery of Cancer Patients Using Consumer-Level Activity Trackers

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Department of Computer Architecture and Technology, CITIC-UGR Research Center, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Medical Oncology Service, Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, 18014 Granada, Spain
Presented at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 4–7 December 2018.
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Published: 18 October 2018
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Abstract

Performance Status (PS) variability is a powerful tool to evaluate overall condition, treatment needs and survival chances of cancer patients. Traditionally, its assessment has relied on the experience of oncologists when interpreting results of clinical tests and when interviewing the patients. Meanwhile, consumer-level activity trackers have obtained good results in behavior-change oriented intervention trials and Fitbit devices have demonstrated enough reliability to provide objective data related to physical activity, but the clinical possibilities of the data collected has been neglected. This work presents a system design for ubiquitous assessment of PS by means of objective and quantifiable data from different sources: medical history, self-reported quality-of-life questionnaires and a commercial activity tracker Fitbit Alta HR. The system proposed aims to contextualize and model the recovery process of breast cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment.
Keywords: ubiquitous; e-Health; chemotherapy; cancer; performance status; physical activity; Fitbit ubiquitous; e-Health; chemotherapy; cancer; performance status; physical activity; Fitbit
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Moreno, S.; Damas, M.; Rojas, I.; Amezcua, V.; Gutierrez-Pastor, P.; Banos, O. Ubiquitous Assessment of the Recovery of Cancer Patients Using Consumer-Level Activity Trackers. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1204.

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