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Huttunen HL., Halonen R. (2018) Preferred Biosignals to Predict Migraine Attack. In: Li H., Pálsdóttir Á., Trill R., Suomi R., Amelina Y. (eds) Well-Being in the Information Society. Fighting Inequalities. WIS 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 907. Springer, Cham

Preferred biosignals to predict migraine attack

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Author: Huttunen, Hanna-Leena1; Halonen, Raija1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-08-24


Migraine is classified to two classes, with aura and without aura, and migraine seizures last usually several hours. The goal of this study was to identify the most important symptoms of migraine to be monitored by wearable sensors to predict the migraine attack. The purpose of wearable sensors is to guide patients to take the migraine medication in time, and to support their own care. Self-measurement is a growing trend worldwide and sensor technology has been used for several years in activity wristbands, smartphones, rings, mobile phones, and mobile applications. The study was conducted as an operational study, randomised for those who had been diagnosed with migraine by a doctor. The study was divided into two parts, at first a questionnaire was sent to 17 people in social media. On the basis of the questionnaire, a qualitative interview was conducted for 12 persons with migraine. Responses to the questionnaire were compared to the results of the interview, and the answers to the research questions were sought. Migraine patients considered important that device reports quality of sleep, pulse, blood pressure, stress levels, sleep apnea, and energy consumption.

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Series: Communications in computer and information science
ISSN: 1865-0929
ISSN-E: 1865-0937
ISSN-L: 1865-0929
ISBN: 978-3-319-97931-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-97930-4
Issue: 907
Pages: 200 - 210
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97931-1_16
Host publication: Well-being in the Information Society : Fighting Inequalities : 7th International Conference, WIS 2018 Turku, Finland, August 27–29, 2018, Proceedings
Conference: Well-Being in the Information Society
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
316 Nursing
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