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A Systematic Review on the Use of Wearable Body Sensors for Health Monitoring: A Qualitative Synthesis


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Sensors - SI Wireless Body Sensors






The use of wearable body sensors for health monitoring is a quickly growing field with the potential of offering a reliable means for clinical and remote health management. This includes both real-time monitoring and health trend monitoring with the aim to detect/predict health deterioration and also to act as a prevention tool. The aim of this systematic review was to provide a qualitative synthesis of studies using wearable body sensors for health monitoring. The synthesis and analysis have pointed out a number of shortcomings in prior research. Major shortcomings are demonstrated by the majority of the studies adopting an observational research design, too small sample sizes, poorly presented, and/or non-representative participant demographics (i.e., age, gender, patient/healthy). These aspects need to be considered in future research work.


author = {Annica Kristoffersson and Maria Lind{\'e}n},
title = {A Systematic Review on the Use of Wearable Body Sensors for Health Monitoring: A Qualitative Synthesis},
volume = {20},
number = {5},
month = {March},
year = {2020},
journal = {Sensors - SI Wireless Body Sensors},
publisher = {MDPI},
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