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Clinical Applications of a Smart Physical Examination System for the Health Management in Elderly

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03858660
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 1, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Aging usually results in a decline in motor function. However, the elderly tend to refuse the regular health examination because of travel issues or lack of self-health awareness. Examination unit also has difficulty to intensively track and instant feedback on the health status of the elderly due to insufficient manpower. If the elderly go to the hospital only when the health problem is getting worse, his/her health is often irreversible and the cost of medical care would be increased. It is therefore an essential issue for the early detection of functional changes in the elderly to prevent the deterioration of the health and function. Currently, the telemedicine cares provided by hospitals are not universal due to the out-of-date legislation and non-successful business model. The wearing and operation issues of the wearable devices used for health management are still a gap affecting the acceptance of the elderly. Accordingly, the objective of this project is to develop a handy and easy-to-use smart physical examination system for the elderly. With the use of motion-sensing and big data analysis technology, the non-contact professional and intelligent assessment could simplify the general health checkup procedures to promote the health management and to reduce the manpower cost of health care. The ultimate goal is to realize a commercial product aiming at the silver hair market with functional advantages to meet the unmet needs of health management in the elderly.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Conditions Influencing Health Status Other: No intervention

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Physical Examination for Health Management in Elderly
Actual Study Start Date : October 23, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 18, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 18, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Checkup

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Healthy elderly No intervention.
Other: No intervention
No intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Balance performance [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    Forward reaching test

  2. Fitness [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    flexibility test

  3. Lower extremity function [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    2 minute step

  4. Muscle force [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    weight lifting

  5. Endurence [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    30sec sit-to-stand

  6. Questionaire [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Normal upper extremity function
  • Walk for at least 10 meters without help

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any conditions that could affect the balance function
  • Deficits in vision or hearing
  • Mental conditions that preclude the understanding of the protocol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03858660

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Contact: Der-Sheng Han, MD 886-2-23717101 ext 8401

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National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei City, Taiwan, 108
Contact: Der-Sheng Han, MD    886-2-23717101 ext 8401   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Der-Sheng Han, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT03858660    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201807156DINC
First Posted: March 1, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No