Augmenting a pH Medical Study with Wearable Video for Treatment of GERD

Thad Starner and Daniel Ashbrook

Proceedings of ISWC. Arlington, VA. November 2004.

Abstract: In this paper we present an augmentation to the wearable computers typically used to determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery to correct problems associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). A wearable camera was used by the first author while participating in a 24hour stomach acid pH study. After the study's conclusion, an examination of the captured video and pH record revealed some results that allowed the first author to avoid many of the activities that result in symptoms related to GERD.

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