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Sweeney, D,Quinlan, LR,OLaighin, G,
2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC)
Smartphone App Design for the Wireless Control of a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulator device with Integrated Randomization Allocation Process for RCT Applications
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The use of NMES has evolved over the last five decades. Technological advancements have transformed these once complex systems into user-friendly devices with enhanced control functions, leading to new applications of NMES being investigated. The use of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) methodology in evaluating the effectiveness of new and existing applications of NMES is a demanding process adding time and cost to a translation into clinical practice. Poor quality trials may result in poor evidence of NMES effectiveness. In this paper some of the key challenges encountered in NMES clinical trials are identified with the aim of purposing a solution to address these challenges through the adoption of Smartphone technology. The design and evaluation of a smartphone application to provide automatic blind randomization control and facilitating the wireless temporal control of a portable Bluetooth enabled NMES is presented.
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