Accession Number : AD1035053


Title :   Vasomotor Symptoms Monitoring with a Commercial Activity Tracking Watch


Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States


Personal Author(s) : Ricke,Darrell O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1035053.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Continuous tracking of electrodermal activity (EDA), also known as galvanic skin response (GSR), values with commercial fitness devices for individuals with vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) provides a path forward for future studies with fine resolution monitoring. This can improve upon the current reliance on the use of personal diaries1. There are multiple conditions associated with vasomotor symptoms including menopause/early menopausal transition2, medications(Raloxifene/Evista, tramadol, etc.), chemotherapy and tamoxifen, hyperthyroidism, infections (Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD, etc.), and more. Multiple studies have characterized hot flashes in premenopausal and menopausal women using self reported methods, laboratory polysomnographic recording, and some specially designed devices3. However, it is difficult for an individual to track and accurately report nighttime vasomotor symptoms without the aid of a physiological monitoringdevice3. Emerging commercial and custom devices with EDA meters will greatly facilitate the nighttime monitoring of hot flashes for individuals for more informative longitudinal studies of conditions with associated vasomotor symptoms. This report illustrates the potential fineresolution monitoring of nighttime vasomotor symptoms using commercially available activitytracking devices with an EDA sensor.


Descriptors :   galvanic skin response , nervous system , physiological monitoring , VASOMOTOR REACTIONS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE