Non-invasive and wearable early fever detection system for young children

Garcia-Souto, M and Dabnichki, P 2018, 'Non-invasive and wearable early fever detection system for young children', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, vol. 116, pp. 216-229.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Non-invasive and wearable early fever detection system for young children
Author(s) Garcia-Souto, M
Dabnichki, P
Year 2018
Journal name Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Volume number 116
Start page 216
End page 229
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Fever in young children is taken seriously by healthcare professionals as it indicates an underlying infection which can be life-threatening. Core body temperature can be accurately measured using traditional techniques, but these are not suitable for non-invasive monitoring during normal life. This study investigates the possibility of fever monitoring in children under 2 years of age in a non-clinical setting based on various local skin temperatures. Various system designs are presented, i.e. single vs multi-sensor systems, and a set of sensors either localized or distributed across the body. The probability of positive fever identification on feverish children ranges from similar to 40% to 77% using 1 and 5 sensors respectively, while the detected false positives are a 10%. We conclude that a continuous and non-invasive fever monitoring in children under 2 years is possible by the propose method, providing a suitable solution for early fever detection and alert.
Subject Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Child
Core temperature
Fever
Sensor
Skin temperature
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.08.025
Copyright notice © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0263-2241
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