Measuring pain intensity is a major objective in pain therapy. Unfortunately, we have not been able to develop tools to do so until today, hence, it is very difficult to judge if the therapy offered to a patient is effective or not. In certain states of pain, i.e. neuropathic and sympathetically maintained pain, blocks to the sympathetic nervous system are effective. They may provide dramatic relief to patients, though there is no way of demonstrating whether the alleviation results from blocking other structures than the sympathetic nervous system. Since the sympathetic trunk is involved in the regulation of skin blood flow, a rise in the skin temperature is anticipated when performing sympathetic blocks. The pattern of changes in skin temperature provides us with precious information on the success of the intervention next to the patient's subjective impression. There is a demand for tools that rate pain intensity and alleviation after procedures applied in pain therapy. Ideally, these procedures are objective, patient-independent, and may be performed easily, without causing further harm to the patient's health.
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Thermal imagers detect heat patterns in the infrared wavelength (1 micron to 100 micron) spectrum.
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Appendix A: Typical Application Profiles
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This table presents common technology choices for various RFID applications.
Chapter 7: Low-Cost Radio Frequency Identification Security
Chapter 8: Energy Consumption of Key Distribution in 802.15.4 Beacon Enabled Cluster with Sleep Management
RFID is an abbreviation for Radio Frequency Identification, a technology that allows for the automatic identification of objects using radio signals. An RFID system is generally made up of...
Active tags are powered by an on-board battery enabling
higher power transmissions to cover longer distances. Reading
an active tag involves the reader continuously polling to determine
if any tags...
RF Data tags can be readable and writeable. Typically there is
an ID field of the same 64-128-bit length as for both passive and
programmable RFID tags, but extensive read/write memory is