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Article Computer ; Volume 50, Issue 3 , 2017 , Pages 60-69 ; 00189162 (ISSN) ; Hosseini, M ; Kanhere, S. S ; Sowmya, A ; Rabiee, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
IEEE Computer Society 2017
Advances in the manufacturing of miniaturized low-power embedded systems are paving the way for ultra-lightweight wearable cameras that can visually log the minute details of people's daily lives. This survey highlights the possible applications of wearable cameras, from industrial to personal, and outlines the main challenges in realizing their full potential. © 2017 IEEE
Article 4th RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, ICRoM 2016, 26 October 2016 through 28 October 2016 ; 2017 , Pages 566-571 ; 9781509032228 (ISBN) ; Alemi, M ; Khamooshi, M ; Amoozandeh, A ; Shariati, A ; Mozafari, B ; Sharif University of Technology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc 2017
No-one likes being confined to a hospital bed. Children particularly can feel lonely, bored or frightened in these conditions. Hours feel like days, and they may not be able to fully comprehend why they are there. Among kids hospitalized because of distinct diseases, children with cancer have incomparable status and needs. They experience physical and mental problems caused by cancer and medications. Cancer treatment may cause distress which can lessen the effectiveness of the treatment. Utilizing social robots to interact with children in clinical environments has been verified to both diminish their distress level and enhance the effectiveness of the treatment process. To improve the...
Conceptual design and simulation of a semi-automatic cell for the washing and preparation of a corpse prior to an islamic burial, Article International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems ; Volume 9 , 2012 ; 17298806 (ISSN) ; Osgouie, K. G ; Nasiri, E ; Nemati, A. R ; Mortazavi, A. M ; Sharif University of Technology
Washing the corpse and dressing the body prior to burial is an act of love and necessity in many religions. Applying robotics and automation technologies for the washing and preparation of a deceased Muslim in accordance with the Islamic Shari'at laws has been the challenging foundation of this research. With an increasing annual population growth resulting in an increase in the number of deaths (historically and/or immediately after a national disaster), automating part of this procedure to increase the speed of operation, reducing the health risks to the personnel of washing rooms "Ghassalkhaneh™ at the cemeteries and enhancing their quality of life have been the primary objectives of this...
Disentangling stability and flexibility degrees in Parkinson's disease using a computational postural control model, Article Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation ; Volume 16, Issue 1 , 2019 ; 17430003 (ISSN) ; Schouten, A. C ; Behzadipour, S ; Taghizadeh, G ; Firoozbakhsh, K ; Sharif University of Technology
BioMed Central Ltd 2019
Background: Impaired postural control in Parkinson's disease (PD) seriously compromises life quality. Although balance training improves mobility and postural stability, lack of quantitative studies on the neurophysiological mechanisms of balance training in PD impedes the development of patient-specific therapies. We evaluated the effects of a balance-training program using functional balance and mobility tests, posturography, and a postural control model. Methods: Center-of-pressure (COP) data of 40 PD patients before and after a 12-session balance-training program, and 20 healthy control subjects were recorded in four conditions with two tasks on a rigid surface (R-tasks) and two on foam....
Low back pain in Iran: A growing need to adapt and implement evidence-based practice in developing countries, Article Spine ; Volume 36, Issue 10 , 2011 , Pages E638-E646 ; 03622436 (ISSN) ; Akbari, M. E ; Mehdian, H ; Mobini, B ; Montazeri, A ; Akbarnia, B ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Study Design.: A descriptive overview of the literature. Objective.: To present a comprehensive descriptive overview of the published papers about epidemiologic features, burden, and current management of low back pain (LBP) in Iran. Summary OF Background Data.: Little is known about the epidemiology, burden, and management of LBP in developing and low- to middle-income countries, such as Iran. Methods.: A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE database to assess existing literature about prevalence, disease burden, impact, and current management of nonspecific LBP in Iran. Results.: Twenty-six articles matched inclusion criteria and included in the study. The findings related to...
Article Spine ; Volume 35, Issue 7 , 2010 , Pages 784-789 ; 03622436 (ISSN) ; Mobini, B ; Mehdian, H ; Akbarnia, B ; Bouzari, B ; Askary Ashtiani, A ; Montazeri, A ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
STUDY DESIGN.: Cross-sectional validation study to investigate psychometric properties of adapted Persian version of the Scoliosis Research Society-22r (SRS-22r) questionnaire. OBJECTIVES.: To translate the SRS-22r into Persian and to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Persian SRS-22r. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: The SRS-22r has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic scoliosis in Iran. METHODS.: The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire were carried out in accordance...
Article Clinical Rheumatology ; Volume 29, Issue 5 , 2010 , Pages 479-486 ; 07703198 (ISSN) ; Mazaheri, M ; Salavati, M ; Sohani, S. M ; Askari, M ; Fanian, H ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
The aims of this study were to culturally adapt and validate the Persian version of Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) and present data on its psychometric properties for patients with different foot and ankle problems. The Persian version of FAOS was developed after a standard forward-backward translation and cultural adaptation process. The sample included 93 patients with foot and ankle disorders who were asked to complete two questionnaires: FAOS and Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). To determine test-retest reliability, 60 randomly chosen patients completed the FAOS again 2 to 6 days after the first administration. Test-retest reliability and internal consistency were assessed using...
Cultural adaptation and validation of the persian version of the arthritis impact measurement scales 2-short form in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, Article Disability and Rehabilitation ; Volume 31, Issue 25 , 2009 , Pages 2081-2087 ; 09638288 (ISSN) ; Mousavi, J ; Montazeri, A ; Shamsollahi, S ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Purpose.To translate and validate the Persian version of the Arthritis Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF) in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Method.The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire was carried out in accordance with published guidelines. One hundred and fourteen consecutive Persian-speaking patients with OA of the knee were participated in this study. The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and visual analogue scales (VAS) for pain and joint stiffness were used to test convergent validity of the Persian AIMS2-SF. In addition, 35 randomly selected patients were asked to complete the questionnaire 3 days later for the second time....
Translation and validation of the Persian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Article Clinical Rheumatology ; Volume 28, Issue 5 , 2009 , Pages 521-527 ; 07703198 (ISSN) ; Mousavi, S. J ; Parnianpour, M ; Montazeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Cultural adaptation and validation of the Persian version of the Arthritis Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF). The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire was carried out in accordance with published guidelines. Three hundred and fifty consecutive Persian-speaking patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were asked to complete the AIMS2-SF, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), and four visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, joint stiffness, and patient's and physician's global assessment to test convergent validity. In addition, 90 randomly selected patients were asked to complete the questionnaire 48 h later for the second time. Moderate to high correlation...
A new postural stability-indicator to predict the level of fear of falling in Parkinson's disease patients, Article BioMedical Engineering Online ; Volume 19, Issue 1 , 2020 ; Behzadipour, S ; Ramezani, M ; Joghataei, M. T ; Shahidi, G. A ; Sharif University of Technology
BioMed Central 2020
Background: Fear of falling (FoF) is defined as a lasting concern about falling that causes a person to limit or even stop the daily activities that he/she is capable of. Seventy percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients report activity limitations due to FoF. Timely identification of FoF is critical to prevent its additional adverse effects on the quality of life. Self-report questionnaires are commonly used to evaluate the FoF, which may be prone to human error. Objectives: In this study, we attempted to identify a new postural stability-indicator to objectively predict the intensity of FoF and its related behavior(s) in PD patients. Methods: Thirty-eight PD patients participated in the...
Translation and validation study of the Persian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, Article BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders ; Volume 10, Issue 1 , 2009 ; 14712474 (ISSN) ; Parnianpour, M ; Askary Ashtiani, A. R ; Hadian, M. R ; Rostamian, A ; Montazeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Background. The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure functional disability and health-related quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in Iran. The aim of this study was to culturally adapt and validate the AIMS2 for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in Iran. Methods. A consecutive sample of patients with knee osteoarthritis were asked to complete the AIMS2, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and four visual analog scales for pain, joint stiffness, patient's and physician's global...