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Hanna-Leena Huttunen, Raija Halonen, and Heli Koskimäki. 2017. Exploring use of wearable sensors to identify early symptoms of migraine attack. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 500-505. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3123024.3124435

Exploring use of wearable sensors to identify early symptoms of migraine attack

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Author: Huttunen, Hanna-Leena1; Halonen, Raija1; Koskimäki, Heli1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201902185219
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-02-18
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Abstract

Migraine is a long-term failure mode including a risk of disease-related deficits that lead to social exclusion. The study was conducted among members of the Finnish Society for Migraine, and it aimed to determine and recognize the migraine patients with pre-symptoms and whether they would be willing to use wearable sensors in identifying pre-symptoms of migraine. The survey received responses from 565 persons, and more than 90 per cent of the respondents were willing to use the wearable sensors for the measurement of pre-symptoms, as well as to support the treatment. Moreover, the study revealed that 87.8 percent of migraine patients identified migraine early symptoms. The most common symptoms are tiredness, slow thinking, difficulty to find words and visual disturbances. Most of the respondents wanted the device placed on wrist as a watch, wristband or a skin patch.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-5190-4
Pages: 500 - 505
DOI: 10.1145/3123024.3124435
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3123024.3124435
Host publication: Proceeding UbiComp '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Conference: Acm international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
217 Medical engineering
113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: We would like to thank the members of the Finnish Society for Migraine as well as a specialist of Neurology Markku Nissilä for well-informed responses. Tekes and Infotech Oulu are thanked for research funding.
Copyright information: © 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).