A review of wearable solutions for physiological and emotional monitoring for use by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers

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dc.contributor.author Taj-Eldin, Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Christian
dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Galvin, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-24T09:24:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-24T09:24:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-04
dc.identifier.citation Taj-Eldin, M., Ryan, C., O’Flynn, B. and Galvin, P., 2018. A Review of Wearable Solutions for Physiological and Emotional Monitoring for Use by People with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Caregivers. Sensors, 18(12): 4271 (29pp) DOI: 10.3390/s18124271 en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.issued 12 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8090
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/s18124271 en
dc.description.abstract The goal of real-time feedback on physiological changes, stress monitoring and even emotion detection is becoming a technological reality. People in their daily life experience varying emotional states, some of which are negative and which can lead to decreased attention, decreased productivity and ultimately, reduced quality of life. Therefore, having a solution that continuously monitors the physiological signals of the person and assesses his or her emotional well-being could be a very valuable tool. This paper aims to review existing physiological and motional monitoring devices, highlight their features and compare their sensing capabilities. Such technology would be particularly useful for certain populations who experience rapidly changing emotional states such as people with autism spectrum disorder and people with intellectual disabilities. Wearable sensing devices present a potential solution that can support and complement existing behavioral interventions. This paper presents a review of existing and emerging products in the market. It reviews the literature on state-of-the-art prototypes and analyzes their usefulness, clinical validity, and discusses clinical perspectives. A small number of products offer reliable physiological internal state monitoring and may be suitable for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is likely that more promising solutions will be available in the near future. Therefore, caregivers should be careful in their selection of devices that meet the care-receiver’s personal needs and have strong research support for reliability and validity. en
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dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.relation.uri https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/18/12/4271
dc.rights © 2018 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0). en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Autism spectrum disorder en
dc.subject Challenging behavior en
dc.subject Emotional monitoring en
dc.subject Physiological monitoring en
dc.subject Wearable devices en
dc.title A review of wearable solutions for physiological and emotional monitoring for use by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mohammed Taj-Eldin, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mohammed.tajeldin@tyndall.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.contributor.funder RESPECT en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sensors en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mohammed.tajeldin@tyndall.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 4271 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/608728/EU/Assistive Technologies in Autism and Intellectual Disability/ASSISTID en


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