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    A Six-Step Framework on Biomedical Signal Analysis for Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases: Current and Future Perspectives

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    Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to face major challenges in providing high-quality and universally accessible health care. Researchers, policy makers, donors, and program implementers consistently strive to develop and provide innovative approaches to eliminate geographical and financial barriers to health care access. Recently, interest has increased in using mobile health (mHealth) as a potential solution to overcome barriers to improving health care in LMICs. Moreover, with use increasing and cost decreasing for mobile phones and Internet, mHealth solutions are becoming considerably more promising and efficient. As part of mHealth solutions, biomedical signals collection and processing may play a major role in improving global health care. Information extracted from biomedical signals might increase diagnostic precision while augmenting the robustness of health care workers’ clinical decision making. This paper presents a high-level framework using biomedical signal processing (BSP) for tackling diagnosis of noncommunicable diseases, especially in LMICs. Researchers can consider each of these elements during the research and design of BSP-based devices, enabling them to elevate their work to a level that extends beyond the scope of a particular application and use. This paper includes technical examples to emphasize the applicability of the proposed framework, which is relevant to a wide variety of stakeholders, including researchers, policy makers, clinicians, computer scientists, and engineers.

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  • The impact of mHealth interventions on breast cancer awareness and screening: systematic review protocol

    Date Submitted: May 14, 2017

    Open Peer Review Period: May 14, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017

    Background: Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile communication technologies to promote health by supporting healthcare practices (e.g. health data collection, delivery of healthcare informatio...

    Background: Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile communication technologies to promote health by supporting healthcare practices (e.g. health data collection, delivery of healthcare information etc.). mHealth technologies (such as mobile phones) can be used effectively by healthcare practitioners in the distribution of health information and has the potential to improve access to and quality of healthcare, as well as reduce the cost of health services. The literature shows limited scientific evidence on the benefits of mHealth intervention for breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, contributing a large proportion of all cancer deaths, especially in developing countries. The proposed systematic review will examine the impact of mHealth interventions on breast cancer awareness and screening among women aged 18yrs and older. Objective: The objectives of this study is to identify and describe the various mHealth intervention strategies used in breast cancer and assess the impact of mHealth strategies on breast cancer awareness and screening. Methods: Using the standard methods of a systematic review, literature will be sourced from various databases. A predefined search criterion will be applied. Two authors will apply the inclusion and exclusion criteria stipulated in this protocol. Results: The results from premilitary searches indicate that there are existing peer-reviewed articles relating to the use of mHealth in Breast Cancer. Conclusions: The knowledge derived will inform healthcare stakeholders including researchers, policy makers, investors, health professionals, technologists and engineers on the impact of mHealth in breast cancer screening and awareness.

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