Experiences with Wearable Sensors in Oncology during Treatment: Lessons Learned from Feasibility Research Projects in Denmark

Helle Pappot*, Emma Balch Steen-Olsen, Cecilie Holländer-Mieritz

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The fraction of elderly people in the population is growing, the incidence of some cancers is increasing, and the number of available cancer treatments is evolving, causing a challenge to healthcare systems. New healthcare tools are needed, and wearable sensors could partly be potential solutions. The aim of this case report is to describe the Danish research experience with wearable sensors in oncology reporting from three oncological wearable research projects.

CASE STUDIES: Three planned case studies investigating the feasibility of different wearable sensor solutions during cancer treatment are presented, focusing on study design, population, device, aim, and planned outcomes. Further, two actual case studies performed are reported, focusing on patients included, data collected, results achieved, further activities planned, and strengths and limitations.

RESULTS: Only two of the three planned studies were performed. In general, patients found the technical issues of wearable sensors too challenging to deal with during cancer treatment. However, at the same time it was demonstrated that a large amount of data could be collected if the framework worked efficiently.

CONCLUSION: Wearable sensors have the potential to help solve challenges in clinical oncology, but for successful research projects and implementation, a setup with minimal effort on the part of patients is requested.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer405
TidsskriftDiagnostics
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 13 feb. 2024

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