About Anna Vinogradova

Publications Abstracts: -Oral cavity manifestations among HIV patients; -HIV among women drug users in Drop-in center and Bus for Harm Reduction at XIV International AIDS Conference, July 2002, Barcelona, Spain -Treatment of oral candidiasis at1st Medical Mycological Congress, February 2003, Moscow, Russia -Dynamics of epidemic process in St. Petersburg; -Analysis of HIV-1 gp41 HR1 and HR2 regions of Different genetic forms from Russia and in relation to natural resistance-associated mutations to T-20 and polymorphism at 3rd IAS Conference, July 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Oral manifestations among HIV patients failing antiretroviral therapy at the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007), Sydney, Australia,2007 Journals: 1. Viral and Bacterial infections in immunocompromised patients “Infections of XXI century"(2001) 2.Oral lesions as a complication of HIV infection in dental scientific-practical journal Parodontology No.4(26) 2001 3. Oral candidiasis among HIV patients with various T(CD4) cells count in Parodontology No.1(26) 2003 4.Analysis of Drug-Resistance Associated Mutations in Treatment-Naïve Individuals Infected with Different Genetic Forms of HIV-1 Circulating in Countries of the Former Soviet Union. Journal of Medical Virology 77:337-344 (2005) http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?gwp=&id=6649012&pvs=pp&authToken=dmp2&authType=name&locale=en_US&trk=ppro_geturl&lnk=sign_in

Wearables need improvement to reach its goals

The human body monitoring revolution has already began. Today there are numerous wearables that track physical activity daily record (e.g. steps taken, distance traveled, time asleep), food intake, and vital signs (cardiac rate and rhythm, heart attack detection) along with cancer detection, glucose monitoring, seizure warning (Darwish and Hassanien 2011). Wearable band and built-in kimono monitor have been also developed for babies and they track their breathing, skin temperature, activity, body position, and you can also listen to audio via the phone app.

More products are coming up: “smart” t-shirts for monitoring pulse, respiration and stress levels, a glucose monitor in a contact lens by Google.

The companies as well as the consumers are hopeful and have the following predictions about wearables technology:

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Despite consumer excitement and craving for more, only few own devices.

Why so?

The possible reasons are: slow adoption, price of the device, a large variety of choice and a lack of consistency use, data that consumers don`t now how to interpret data and what to do with it are important factors to consider.

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In team with engineers, data visualization developers, UX researchers and designers public health specialists can improve the current technology

-integrate wearables into insurance plan or borrow wearables for anonymous data. Big data presents an opportunity for large scale epidemiological studies (cross-sectional, longitudinal and even clinical trials) that previously was so hard to collect.

– develop an algorithm for meaningful data extraction to predict and analyze risk factor for chronic diseases and possibly outbreaks.This will help to make evidence-based policy decisions, identify targets for preventive medicine. For example, we already know the triggers of heart disease are bad habits (smoking, stress, alcoholism etc) or diseases/conditions (atherosclerosis, high blood pressure,obesity,thyroid disease,etc) that can cause or aggravate it. Prevention strategies can include exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy, low-fat diet. Combining this data with personal current health condition and tracking the daily life activity can actually generate helpful tips for the consumer.This insightful data will influence person`s behavior change.

personalize and advice on “smart” devices like at the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans (LA) that assist patients in choosing appropriate wearables and apps for their particular condition or visit this website to select one for yourself

Apart from  saving billions in healthcare costs, wearables will promote Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), live healthier and save lives by predicting body function failure (heart attack, respiratory failure), prevent injuries during sport and emergency situations, and predict cancer.