Panagiotis D Bamidis

Panagiotis D Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine

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Background: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) constitutes a major sociomedical problem, affecting approximately 0.32-0.64 million people each year worldwide, affecting young individuals and causing long-term, often irreversible disability. While effective rehabilitation of SCI patients remains a significant challenge, novel neural engineering technologies h...
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Tinnitus treatment, diagnosis and management across Europe varies significantly. The lack of national clinical guidelines for tinnitus management in most European countries and the absence of a common language across all disciplines involved is reflected in the diversification of healthcare practices. Interprofessional Training for Tinnitus Researc...
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There is concrete evidence that weightlessness and microgravity may affect sleep quality. However, most of the studies failed to provide an integrative understanding of sleep disorders. This study proposes a novel, multi-modal, data-driven model for identifying the detrimental factors that are crucial for sleep quality. Its aim is to quantify the i...
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The topic of digital inclusion and web accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities has increased over the COVID-19 pandemic times. The LIVE IT project is attempting to shed some light into this. This piece of work uses insights gained from focus groups and interviews that were held to assess the needs analysis and the existing knowledge ga...
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The electrification of the transportation sector is seen as a main pathway to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the earth’s climate change. Currently, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are entering the market fast. Although EVs have not been used as ambulances yet, the transition to the new type of vehicle is a matter of time. Thus, in this paper we discuss...
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Recent advancements in the field of network science allow us to quantify inter-network information exchange and model the interaction within and between task-defined states of large-scale networks. Here, we modeled the inter- and intra- network interactions related to multisensory statistical learning. To this aim, we implemented a multifeatured st...
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Information and Communication Technology can turn older adults’ homes into smart living environments, decreasing the need for support and improving life quality. However, new technology has high uncertainty in terms of acceptance. Co-creation approaches are proposed to reach high acceptability, usability and satisfaction, but performance evaluation...
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As people age, they are more likely to develop multiple chronic diseases and experience a decline in some of their physical and cognitive functions, leading to the decrease in their ability to live independently. Innovative technology-based interventions tailored to older adults’ functional levels and focused on healthy lifestyles are considered im...
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Short-arm human centrifugation (SAHC) is proposed as a robust countermeasure to treat deconditioning and prevent progressive disability in a case of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Based on long-term physiological knowledge derived from space medicine and missions, artificial gravity training seems to be a promising physical rehabilitatio...
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The global population is aging in an unprecedented manner and the challenges for improving the lives of older adults are currently both a strong priority in the political and healthcare arena. In this sense, preventive measures and telemedicine have the potential to play an important role in improving the number of healthy years older adults may ex...
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H παρούσα έκδοση αποτελεί τον τόμο Πρακτικών & Περιλήψεων (Proceedings) του 9ου Πανελληνίου Συνεδρίου Βιοϊατρικής Τεχνολογίας που διοργανώθηκε από την Ελληνική Εταιρία Βιοϊατρικής Τεχνολογίας (ΕΛΕΒΙΤ) στις 9-11 Σεπτεμβρίου με υβριδική μορφή (στην Αίθουσα Τελετών του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης και Διαδικτυακά) μαζί με το Aristotle Medi...
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Introduction Novel neural rehabilitation concepts invoke dormant neuroplasticity through increased immersion, engagement and multi-modal interfaces. Serious games platforms have demonstrated such increased immersion and engagement by end users (patients) in the therapy process. Time, resources and mismatch of concept to actual rehabilitation needs...
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Background: Neural rehabilitation and rehabilitation robotics explore their predominant focus on restoration of sensorimotor function, attempting to recruit and promote adaptive neural plasticity while inhibiting maladaptive plasticity. Although the role of emotions and affective states are considered crucial to the learning process, their implicat...
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Introduction: Enhanced, immersive education content, in virtual, augmented or mixed reality (VR/AR/MR collectively XR), facilitates healthcare learning. Time and resource overheads are the core challenges. Co-creation mitigates these overheads by enabling educators to create decentralized content. Methods: This work presents the implemented methodo...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly worldwide with critical consequences in health, as well as in social, economic, and particularly in psychological conditions of vulnerable people, especially older adults. Therefore, it is necessary the direct attention to their health care needs and related interventions. Information and Communication Techn...
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The significant increase of refugees’ migration has demonstrated an overwhelming need for their access and integration to healthcare systems. E-learning, especially in the form of experiential digital learning, has been highlighted as an important ally in supporting refugees’ health needs. This paper aims to discuss the design and development proce...
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During the last decade, the living lab and co-creation concepts have started being blended with the Responsible Research and Innovation approach, aiming to evaluate potential societal anticipations toward fostering an inclusive RRI behavior. Teaching co-creation concept and living lab methodologies to university students has started been considered...
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STEM education is crucial in successfully shaping future technology-driven societies. Nurturing these interests at a young age is critical because studies have shown that student interest in science decreases in middle school. This work describes engaging educational activities in astronomy and solar system education for children of primary educati...
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Sleep quality and maintenance of the optimal cognitive functioning is of crucial importance for aviation safety. Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) enables the operator to achieve the objectives set in their safety and FRM policies. As in any other risk management cycle, the FRM value can be realized by deploying suitable tools that aid robust decision-...
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Background: Population aging pose opportunities for service design centred in new interaction paradigms requiring adoption of more comprehensive design approaches. The European Project CAPTAIN (Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interface, H2020_GA-769830) implements a hybrid participatory methodology for co-design and co-production of a ho...
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This work demonstrates the process of mapping real participants from the co-creation session in the user personas. The personas development that were used in co-creation sessions with older adults is presented. This paper provides also insights into how the ongoing user acceptance evaluation research has created a feedback loop into the development...
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Despite the potential benefits that Assistive Technologies (AT) could provide for People with Down Syndrome (PDS) and Intellectual Disabilities (PID), research and implementation of emerging AT for learning has mainly focused on developing adaptive accessible solutions and evaluating cognitive function. Unlike the parallel, but equally important ro...
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing has seen spectacular progress in recent years, making it widely available to consumers and researchers but it has also been steadily expanding its capabilities while becoming more and more affordable. This progress has allowed 3D printing technology it to be seriously tested in various fields of Medicine and Biomedic...
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Sleep staging is a vital process conducted in order to analyze polysomnographic data. To facilitate prompt interpretation of these recordings, many automatic sleep staging methods have been proposed. These methods rely on bio-signal recordings, which include electroencephalography, electrocardiography, electromyography, electrooculography, respirat...
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In this document, submitted as supplementary material No.2 to the manuscript titled “Advances in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback studies on Smoking”, we have included some methodological details of the included studies in the narrative, that were deemed too elaborate for the main manuscript itself, but may be of interest to specific audiences.
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In this document, submitted as supplementary material to the manuscript titled “Advances in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback studies on Smoking”, we have included details on methodological aspects of the systematic review that were deemed too elaborate for the manuscript itself, but also convey some useful information on the researchers’ rationale for...
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Background: The role of emotion is crucial to the learning process, as it is linked to motivation, interest, and attention. Affective states are expressed in the brain and in overall biological activity. Biosignals, like heart rate (HR), electrodermal activity (EDA), and electroencephalography (EEG) are physiological expressions affected by emotio...
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Smoking constitutes a leading cause of morbidity and premature death constituting a global health challenge. Although, pharmacological and behavioral approaches comprise the mainstay of smoking cessation interventions, the efficacy and safety of pharmacotherapy is not demonstrated for some populations. Non-pharmacological approaches, such as biofee...
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The primary manifestations of Parkinson Disease (PD) concern abnormalities of movement associated with the constant deterioration of motor skills. Such motor impairment affects patients’ movement accuracy and coordination, disrupting their daily life. Taking into account recent studies stating that computer-based physical therapy games can be used...
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Neuroscience encompasses the interpretive layers of a person with the environment, implemented as the central and peripheral nervous systems. In neuroscientific research, normal and abnormal neurophysiological function is studied for diagnosis, or altered through treatment by affecting paired or evoked responses from environmental sensory input. Wi...
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Background: Apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele is a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Computer-based training programs can improve cognitive performance in elderly populations. However, the effects of computer-based interventions on MCI APOE ε4 carriers have never been studied before. Objective:...
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This chapter reveals the importance of mathematical models to guide the clinical practice. Clinical pathways translate the best available evidence into practice, indicating the most widely applicable order of treatment interventions for particular treatment goals. The Markov model can be used instead of a decision tree or in standard decision analy...
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Communication networks for healthcare environments support various application types and should be capable of providing them with the required Quality of Service (QoS) in terms of reliable data delivery, considerable data rate and low latency. The introduction of Tactile Internet (TI) healthcare applications is expected to upgrade the level of prov...
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Neurofeedback has begun to attract the attention and scrutiny of the scientific and medical mainstream. Here, neurofeedback researchers present a consensus-derived checklist that aims to improve the reporting and experimental design standards in the field.
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The purpose of this work was to develop and validate a Monte Carlo model for a Dual Source Computed Tomography (DSCT) scanner based on the Monte Carlo N-particle radiation transport computer code (MCNP5). The geometry of the Siemens Somatom Definition CT scanner was modeled, taking into consideration the x-ray spectrum, bowtie filter, collimator, a...
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The ‘First Thousand Days’ refers to the period from conception to the child’s second birthday. It is increasingly gaining traction as a concept to guide public health policy. It is seen as a crucial window of opportunity for interventions that improve child and population health. This review outlines the origin and growth of the First Thousand Days...
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This study sought to detect a potential safety signal of mirtazapine abuse by combining two different sources of surveillance, specifically Google Analytics (Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA) and the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database. Data from the first quarter of 2004 to the second quarter of 2017 were collected and analysed. The se...
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The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration (JSATPNC) is an established tool to assess attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the JSATPNC for use in Greece and test its psychometric properties. The final study sample included 621 physicians and nurses wor...
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STEM education is crucial in successfully shaping future technology driven societies. It is important to engage learners from an early age with STEM in order to facilitate successful entry into relevant careers. Towards that, educational robotics are a proven, effective introduction to overall STEM concepts but also to hands-on skills. Co-creation,...
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BACKGROUND Heart failure is a chronic disease affecting both patients’ morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines for heart failure patients’ treatment are focused on improving their clinical status, functional capacity and quality of life. However, these guidelines implement numerous instructions including medical treatment adherence, physical ac...
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Background: Heart failure is a chronic disease affecting patient morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines for heart failure patient treatment are focused on improving their clinical status, functional capacity, and quality of life. However, these guidelines implement numerous instructions including medical treatment adherence, physical activity...
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Early detection and prediction of dementia through unobtrusive techniques or obtrusive tests is still in exploratory status and despite the increase of interest in recent years, many challenges remain open in designing methodologies that can accurately predict its onset. This chapter addresses the problem of the early detection of dementia from two...
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Current literature records a glaring discrepancy between the rapid developments and progress of medicine and the simultaneous deterioration of the quality and safety of the provided health care services. Bibliographic data as far as perceptions of quality and safety in nuclear medicine departments are concerned, are limited and frequently ambiguous...
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Fatigued pilots are prone to experience cognitive disorders that degrade their performance and adherence to high safety standards. In light of the current challenging context in aviation, we report the early phase of our ongoing project on the re-evaluation of human factors research for flight crew. Our motivation stems from the need for aviation o...
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BACKGROUND Smoking cessation is a persistent, leading public health challenge. Digital therapeutic solutions are emerging to improve smoking cessation treatments. Previous approaches have proposed supporting cessation with tailored motivational messages. Some managed to prove short-term improvements in smoking cessation. Yet, these approaches were...
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Background: Smoking cessation is a persistent leading public health challenge. Mobile health (mHealth) solutions are emerging to improve smoking cessation treatments. Previous approaches have proposed supporting cessation with tailored motivational messages. Some managed to provide short-term improvements in smoking cessation. Yet, these approache...
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Recommender systems are gaining traction in healthcare because they can tailor recommendations based on users’ feedback concerning their appreciation of previous health-related messages. However, recommender systems are often not grounded in behavioural change theories, which may further increase the effectiveness of their recommendations. This pap...
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Background: Mobile apps have a great potential to support patients in healthcare, and to encourage healthy behavioral changes such as smoking cessation. Nevertheless, the user rejection levels are still high. A set of factors that has impact on the app effectiveness is related to the quality of those features that lead to positive user experiences...
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The purpose of the current research endeavour was to evaluate if the learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) could constitute an effective non-pharmacological intervention for older adults diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Specifically, the focus was on the assessment of the impact of EFL learning on a variety of cognitive and...
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Background: Virtual Patients (VPs) may improve cognitive and behavioral skills better than traditional methods do. The aim of this paper was to investigate challenges faced by teachers and students in order to effectively implement VPs across undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. In addition, differences in student and teacher perceptions that...
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The papers in this special section focus on the challenges faced in the digital healthcare market. Recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as biomedical engineering, sensor technology and data science, have acted as catalysts for significant developments in the sector of health care, strongly affecting medical d...
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The present study used resting state MEG whole-head recordings to identify how chronic tonal tinnitus relates to altered functional connectivity of brain’s intrinsic cortical networks. Resting state MEG activity of 40 chronic tinnitus patients and 40 matched human controls was compared identifying significant alterations in intrinsic networks of th...
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Authors/facilitators: Hopper, L., Bamidis, P., Konstantinidis, E., Almeida, R., Mantziari, D., Petsani, D., Nicolaou, C., Kehayia, E., Lombard-Vance, R.
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Participation is a key factor and a central concept when considering interventions for supporting people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Building upon the potentialities of the Long Lasting Memories Care service -an integrated ICT platform for cognitive and physical training- for enhancing the daily performance of people with Down Syndrome (DS...