Validation of a Smart Phone App to Non-invasively Measure the Size of Children
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02805192|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2017
Smart phones are omnipresent. Apps exist to calculate size of medical equipment and doses of medication if a valid weight or age is entered. During emergency situations, these values are often unknown. An App has been developed to measure the size of a child noninvasively. This App is now to be validated in clinical practice. App measured size is calculated and compared to the real size of a child. Via known percentiles of age/weight of the child is calculated upon the App measured size. This value is compared to the mother's, physician's and nurses estimation of the size and weight.
Depending on the size multiple algorithms exist to estimate weight, age and medical values. ("Kindersicher ®", "Notfalllineal ®" and "Broselow Tape ®"). These estimations by the calculations will also be compared to actual weight and age.
Children from 0-12 years of age are included in the emergency Department of the Children's Hospital of the University of Zurich after informed consent obtained by the parents. No therapy decisions from these calculations will be made. The therapy is independent of this study.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Growth and Development||Device: Size Measurement by a Smart phone App||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||627 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Validation of a Smart Phone App to Non-invasively Measure the Size of Children|
|Study Start Date :||January 30, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2016|
|one Arm: size measurement by Smart phone App||
Device: Size Measurement by a Smart phone App
- Comparison of the size measured by the smart phone app with the child's size. [ Time Frame: immediate, no follow up ]
- Comparison of the estimations calculated upon the smart phone measured size (via known percentiles) with the real age and weight. [ Time Frame: immediate, no follow up ]
- Comparison of estimations by "Kindersicher ®", "Notfalllineal ®" and "Broselow Tape ®" with real age and weight. [ Time Frame: immediate, no follow up ]
- Comparison of estimations by parents, physicians and nurses with the actual size and weight. [ Time Frame: immediate, no follow up ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02805192
|Universtity Hospital Zurich|
|Zurich, Switzerland, 8091|
|Study Chair:||Donat R Spahn, M.D., F.R.C.A.||University and Universtity Hospital Zurich|