Hiroshi Kamano

Kagawa University, Takamatu, Kagawa, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: A Health Education Support System has been designed and being implemented for our students of Kagawa University in Japan. This paper describes the detail of An Automatic Health Screening System, which can play the former part role of our Health Education Support System, is described in detail in this paper. Major characteristics of our screening system are using IC card for user identification, interfacing several kinds of physical measuring devices like as height meter, weight meter, blood pressure monitor, etc. and retrieving measured data through Web-DB system. Human errors and incorrect identification can be reduced by means of automatic identification with IC card. Speedup of screening can be realized through interfacing between physical measuring devices and computers. And efficient retrieval of measured data can be performed with Web-DB system and Distributed campuses network environment in our University. With our automatic health screening system, almost students can easily participate in University-level health screening and investigate/retrieve their proper physical data for their healthcare through dedicated Web-DB system on the network environment.
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    ABSTRACT: A Health Education Support System has been being developed for Students and university staffs of Kagawa University. The system includes an IC card reader(writer), several types of physical measuring devices (height meter, weight meter, blood pressure monitor, etc. for health examination), a special-purpose PC, distributed information servers and campus network environment. We have designed our prototype of a Health Education Support System as follows; Students and/or university staffs can utilize the above system for their health education and/or healthcare whenever they want anywhere in university. They can use IC-based ID cards for user authentication, operate the physical measuring devices very much simply, and maintain their physical data periodically. Measured data can be obtained at any point of university by means of measuring devices connected with the system on-line, transferred through campus network environment, and finally cumulated into a specific database of secured information servers. We have carried out some experiments to design our system and checked behaviour of each subsystem in order to evaluate whether such a system satisfy our requirements to build facilities to support health education described above. In this paper, we will introduce our design concepts of a Health Education Support System, illustrate some experimental results and discuss perspective problems as our summaries.
    Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications - International Conference, DICTAP 2011, Dijon, France, June 21-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part I; 01/2011
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    ABSTRACT: In 2007, a large outbreak of pertussis occurred at a university in Japan. Initially, a student, suffering from nocturnal cough and post-tussive vomiting for 3 weeks was diagnosed with pertussis. During the subsequent outbreak, 361 university students and staff members presented with a primary complaint of a cough. In the present study, we analyzed bacterial agglutinin titers against two Bordetella pertussis strains, Yamaguchi (epidemic strain) and Tohama (vaccine strain), in 310 patients with a cough and evaluated its diagnostic accuracy for adolescent and adult pertussis. These serological analyses showed a significant difference (P<0.001) in the levels of Yamaguchi agglutinin titer, but not in those of Tohama agglutinin titer, between patient and healthy adult groups. Therefore, the bacterial agglutination assay against strain Yamaguchi may be a useful tool for diagnosis of adolescent and adult pertussis, especially in young adults, when an agglutinin titer cutoff value of >or=160x is used in combination with clinical symptoms and other clinical laboratory tests.
    Japanese journal of infectious diseases. 03/2010; 63(2):108-12.