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Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Sun M.,3520 Forbes Ave | Sun M.,University of Pittsburgh | Burke L.E.,University of Pittsburgh | Baranowski T.,Baylor College of Medicine | And 12 more authors.
Journal of Healthcare Engineering | Year: 2015

Recently, wearable computers have become new members in the family of mobile electronic devices, adding new functions to those provided by smartphones and tablets. As "always-on"miniature computers in the personal space, they will play increasing roles in the field of healthcare. In this work, we present our development of eButton, a wearable computer designed as a personalized, attractive, and convenient chest pin in a circular shape. It contains a powerful microprocessor, numerous electronic sensors, and wireless communication links. We describe its design concepts, electronic hardware, data processing algorithms, and its applications to the evaluation of diet, physical activity and lifestyle in the study of obesity and other chronic diseases. © 2015, Multi-science Publishing Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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