WEARABLE CAMERAS IN HEALTH

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Doherty, A. R., Hodges, S. E., King, A. C., Smeaton, A. F., Berry, E., Moulin, C. J., … & Foster, C. (2013). Wearable cameras in health: the state of the art and future possibilities.American journal of preventive medicine,44(3), 320-323.

Gurrin, C., Qiu, Z., Hughes, M., Caprani, N., Doherty, A. R., Hodges, S. E., & Smeaton, A. F. (2013). The smartphone as a platform for wearable cameras in health research.American journal of preventive medicine,44(3), 308-313.

Doherty et al. (2013) tell that the relationship between lifestyle behaviors and health outcomes are normally based on self-reported data and that kind of data hold usually measurement errors. In responce for this researchers have moved toward objective forms of measurement that have low burden with participants and researchers. One solution is wearable cameras which is efficient at the individual level. Doherty et al. (2013) write that wearable camera technologies are used as health research tools and with them there is a possibility to use preventive medicine. They say that SenseCam, a wearable camera worn arond the neck with lanyard has been used increasingly in healthrelated research in recent years.

Gurrin et al. (2013) write that though SenseCam has potential it is not yet largerly used at the population level. They developed a smartphone application that operates in a manner similar to a SenseCam and they showed that smartphone can capture accurate and meaningful life activites through a full day. Despite challenges with battery lifetime while capturing photos and limited built-in sensing their expimerent showed that smartphones provide an effective platform for implementing wearablecamera technology. Gurrin et al. (2013) state that wearable cameras are cabable of providing invaluable information realating to individuals behaviour throughout the course of the day. Biggest asset for smatrphone as a platform for these devices is that smartphone are widely used in throughout the population.

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Pekko Vehvilinen from Accenture was holding a presentation about wearable future In Sports, data and HCH seminar 10.4. His presentation was quite strange but he widely presented different kind of devices that he had in his body and how those help him with exercising and keeping him fit. He even showed his abbs. But the clear message was that wearable tech are good when monitoring ones health.

– Olli T.

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