Electronic Assessment of Physical Decline in Geriatric Cancer Patients

Ramin Fallahzadeh, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Armin Shahrokni

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Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to explore state-of-the-art remote monitoring and emerging new sensing technologies for in-home physical assessment and their application/potential in cancer care. In addition, we discuss the main functional and non-functional requirements and research challenges of employing such technologies in real-world settings. Recent Findings: With rapid growth in aging population, effective and efficient patient care has become an important topic. Advances in remote monitoring and in its forefront in-home physical assessment technologies play a fundamental role in reducing the cost and improving the quality of care by complementing the traditional in-clinic healthcare. However, there is a gap in medical research community regarding the applicability and potential outcomes of such systems. Summary: While some studies reported positive outcomes using remote assessment technologies, such as web/smart phone-based self-reports and wearable sensors, the cancer research community is still lacking far behind. Thorough investigation of more advanced technologies in cancer care is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number26
JournalCurrent Oncology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Cancer management
  • In-home patient monitoring
  • Remote physical assessment
  • Self-report
  • Smart-home technology
  • Wearable sensors
  • Wireless health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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