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Visualizing wearable medical device research trends: a co-occurrence network based bibliometric analysis

Misra, B., Roy, N. D., Dey, N. and Sherratt, R. S. ORCID: (2023) Visualizing wearable medical device research trends: a co-occurrence network based bibliometric analysis. Galician Medical Journal, 30 (3). E202332. ISSN 2414-1518

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To link to this item DOI: 10.21802/gmj.2023.3.2


Background: One of the most crucial aspects of someone’s life is health. Therefore, individuals should be conscious about keeping themselves healthy by regularly monitoring their health, which can be done with the help of modern medical technologies. Wearable medical devices using wearable sensors are the popular names of emerging technologies in the modern healthcare domain. Aim: This work presents the results of a systematic investigation of extensive research that has occurred for the last two decades in these research streams to provide a comprehensive mapping and temporal distribution of wireless medical device research. Methods: It presents a relationship between the bibliographic items, their quality, and the quantity representing the most effective research topics on wearable medical devices. The analysis is performed using two useful parameters namely - a bibliometric network, and a co-occurrence matrix. Data collection, data standardization, data mapping, and result analysis are the steps involved in the bibliometric analysis technique. In this study, VOSviewer software for bibliometric analysis is applied to the Scopus database. Results: By analyzing bibliometric indicators from the Scopus database and using VOSviewer, we represent their distribution in countries, institutions, top researchers, and top journals. Furthermore, we analyze co-citation of cited authors and co-occurrence of the keywords. The outcomes of the clustering and keyword analysis indicate that the research domain primarily focuses on Internet of Things, machine learning, wearable sensors, mobile health, electrocardiogram etc. Conclusion: Statistical investigation in association with the visual exploration presented in this article provides substantial information than any one of them separately. In future, this article can illuminate researchers and practitioners to develop a different theory to look at the factors that influence predictability in the research domain of wearable medical devices.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:112039
Publisher:Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University


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