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Voice activated remote monitoring technology for heart failure patients: Study design, feasibility and observations from a pilot randomized control trial

Background: Heart disease is a serious health disorder characterized by elevated health care expenses and poor outcomes. Objective: To determine the suitability of a voice activated device for monitoring HF patients and the effects on HF clinical outcomes and health care utilization, according to the researcher. Methods: We conducted a controlled clinical trial; ambulatory HF patients were randomized to voice-activated technology or a high level of care for 90 days; we did not know. There were one HF emergency department visit and two HF hospitalizations among patients who were randomized to the voice activated technology arm; there were no events in the SOC arm. Conclusions: This report shows the possibility of remote symptom monitoring of HF patients using voice activated technologies. The gaps in health care use and patients' wellbeing between the two groups mean that further research into the effects of remote monitoring on health care utilization and patient welfare should be done.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267794


Female and male partner perspectives on placebo Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) used by women in the TRIO study in South Africa and Kenya

To help identify product preferences, men's reactions to their female partner's TRIO product use and comparisons of male and female opinions of TRIO product attributes and use acceptability were investigated as part of the TRIO study. Methods: Women in TRIO used three placebo drugs to predict future MPTs: daily oral tablets, monthly vaginal rings, and monthly dual injections. In some cases, men expressed a keen desire to know of their partner's product use decisions and be informed and educated on the products to better support their partners, expressing a great deal of anxiety about increasing the ease of product adherence for their partner. They also wanted to know the impacts of products on sexual encounters with their partners' sexual relations, but in some instances, they wanted more information in order to monitor their partner's product use choices.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265303


Use of WhatsApp messaging technology to strengthen obstetric referrals in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana: Findings from a feasibility study

The high-risk obstetric referral scheme in Ghana is ineffective. Patients are often admitted to hospitals in defunct states after delaying is common, and patients are often admitted to receiving hospitals in impoverished states. Thirteen colleges were chosen based on referral volume to implement the use of pre-referral treatment guidelines and WhatsApp as a mobile technology communication platform. Participants included healthcare professionals from 8 health centers, 4 district hospitals, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, administrators, physicians from other tertiary hospitals in Accra, and medical consultants abroad. Data from 597 referrals to GARH included 319 from Platform and 278 from non-Platform hospitals, which was followed by subsequently. In 80%, taxis were used for transportation; however, referral time was reduced when patients arrived by ambulance and with a midwife. This project demonstrates that WhatsApp can be used as a communication platform for high-risk obstetric referrals while also highlighting the need to continue to expand urban referral services due to identified delays that could lead to poor results.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266932


How curriculum delivery translates into entrepreneurial skills: The mediating role of knowledge of information and communication technology

This report explores how curriculum delivery predicts entrepreneurial success, as well as knowledge of information and communication technologies as a mediator. Also, in the indirect relationships, all aspects of curriculum delivery are positively related to ICT education. In other words, ICT knowledge plays a mediating role in curriculum delivery and entrepreneurial skills. The findings also show that curriculum delivery for educational entrepreneurs is not working effectively and efficiently in Pakistani universities, and that curriculum delivery and ICT training can strengthen entrepreneurial skills.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265880


How does digital technology affect manufacturing upgrading? Theory and evidence from China

The new engine of industry upgrading is digital technology. The article brings digital technology and manufacturing in the global value chain into the same analytical framework, measures innovation level of digital technology, and penetration effects of using World Input-Output Database results. The impact of digital technology on manufacturing upgrading has innovation effect, resource allocation effect, and penetration effect are mixed, according to the author's research. The effect of digital technology on upgrading China's manufacturing industry has grown from 0. 286 in 2001 to 0. 359 in 2014, according to distuish digital technology source, and both encourage industrial growth.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267299


Transition to motherhood following the use of assisted reproductive technologies: Experiences of women in Ghana

Couples will go to whatever length to have biological children as a result of the importance of childbearing in the Ghanaian tradition. One of the methods that has made it possible for childless couples to have children is through the use of various assisted reproductive technologies. The paper explores 40 women who have contributed to the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Ghana using a qualitative research methodology. However, women reported that having a second or third child could change society's view of the use of assisted reproductive technologies to have children. Following these observations, there is a need for public education to shift the societal image of women who use assisted reproductive technologies to satisfy their parenthood as well as children who were born as a result of the use of assisted reproductive technologies.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266721


GNSS multipath suppression technology based on postcorrelation and independent component analysis

The satellite navigation signal on each array element is first scaled and demodulated by postcorcorcorcorcorcor-based signal enhancement techniques to raise the signal-to-noise ratio, and then the direct signal component is extracted by the ICA algorithm to reduce the noise while still suppressing multipath interference. Simulation results show that this strategy can effectively reduce medium and short multipath interference when the SNR of satellite navigation signals is lower than -30 dB, significantly reduce the SNR of navigation messages, and reduce the bit error rate, which provides a new alternative for global navigation satellite system multipath suppression.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267216


Adoption and income effects of new agricultural technology on family farms in China

What are the main factors that influence the adoption of new agricultural technologies by family farms' adoption of latest agricultural technology, and can the adoption of new technologies help with the running income of family farms? This report analyzes the determinants and effects of multiple new agricultural technologies adoption on family farms' income in China using cross-sectional data from 847 family farms. And the effect on the non-adopter family farms is much larger than that on adopter family farms. According to a Heterogeneity report, family farms in a larger area of arable land can profit more from the adoption of new technologies than small farms. Therefore, it is vital to take effective steps to overcome the barriers to the adoption of new agricultural technologies and pay more attention to the use of new agricultural technologies to raise agricultural production efficiency.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267101

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