System for Monitoring User Engagement with Personalized Medical Devices to Improve Use and Health Outcomes

Eileen D. Clements, Brandy M. Roane, Hesham Alshabrawy, Aishwarya Gopalakrishnan, Sripathy Balaji

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Abstract

Medical devices used in a home setting for treating a variety of chronic diseases lack the ability to convey meaningful information to the patients directly about how they are engaging with their devices in real-time. This research is focused on the development of a monitoring system that addresses this need. For this initial design and testing, the research team applied the technology to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system used in the treatment of those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Data from experimental testing showed results of 93.6% accuracy, 98.7% sensitivity, and 90.9% specificity in the monitoring system detecting events that are typical of issues occurring during standard PAP therapy use. Results indicate this technology can be considered as a viable solution for providing more meaningful information to users about their engagement with their prescribed medical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4301-4305
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Jul 201927 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period23/07/1927/07/19

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