October 08, 2018

Monitoring Daily Activities of Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Connected Health Devices

  • Bhattacharya S.
  • Gil Ramos A.
  • Kawsar F.

We report results from a pilot study that focuses mainly on understanding the everyday life quality of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis through the lens of connected Nokia Health devices. Our dataset comprises of 198 individuals (184 females and 14 males) and the study lasted over six months. By analyzing carefully crafted user-studies and correlating with personal sensor data collected with Nokia devices, we found that the level of fatigue is one of the main sources of discomfort across the majority of the patients. We further perform an exploratory analysis, which provides an early indication that by actively monitoring and perturbing users' daily activity levels, such as increasing daily step-counts, sleep duration and decreasing body weight, patients can potentially reduce their daily fatigue level.

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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...

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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...