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Competing Interests

Martin Daumer is an Academic Editor for PeerJ and has invented the "free heel running pad". He is also the Director of the Sylvia Lawry Centre for MS Research. He is one of the two managing directors of Trium Analysis Online GmbH, together with Michael Scholz (50% ownership each). Trium is a manufacturer of CTG monitoring systems.

Dr. Daumer has served on the scientific advisory board for the EPOSA study; has received funding for travel from ECTRIMS; serves on the editorial board of MedNous; is co-author with Michael Scholz on patents re: Apparatus for measuring activity (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), method and device for detecting a movement pattern (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), device and method to measure the activity of a person (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), co-Author with Christian Lederer of device and method to determine the fetal heart rate from ultrasound signals (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), author of method and device for detecting drifts, jumps and/or outliers of measurement values, coauthor of patent applications with Michael Scholz of device and method to determine the global alarm state of a patient monitoring system, method of communication of units in a patient monitoring system, and system and method for patient monitoring; serves as a consultant for University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Southampton, Charite, Berlin, University of Vienna, Greencoat Ltd, Biopartners, Biogen Idec, Bayer Schering Pharma, Roche, and Novartis; and receives/has received research support from the EU-FP7, BMBF, BWiMi, and Hertie Foundation.

Christian Lederer is employed at Sylvia Lawry Centre e.V. – The Human Motion Institute when the study was performed.

Karl Müller is employed at Sylvia Lawry Centre e.V. – The Human Motion Institute and Trium Analysis Online GmbH when the study was performed.

Alexandra Mercader is a student of Technische Universität München (TUM) when the study was performed.

Author Contributions

Martin Daumer conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Karl Müller performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Alexandra Mercader performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Christian Lederer analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The data was generated in order to proof the feasibility of the discussed concepts.

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work.


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