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TitleHealth monitoring using textile sensors and electrodes: an overview and integration of technologies
Author(s)Carvalho, Helder
Catarino, André P.
Rocha, A. M.
Postolache, Octavian
Biosignal monitoring
Textile sensors
Textile electrodes
Issue dateJun-2014
Abstract(s)This paper gives an overview of technologies and results of integration and test of textile integrated sensors and electrodes for monitoring of biosignals (electrocardiographic - ECG and electromyographic - EMG), breathing and moisture. Using a seamless jacquard knitting machine, it is possible to integrate these sensors and electrodes directly into the fabrics, which can then be used in clothing for monitoring of elderly people, in sports or in hazardous occupations. The total integration of the sensing elements and connections into the garment presents great advantages in physical as well as psychological comfort of the user. It has been shown that the measurements are of adequate quality for most of the applications. In some cases, as is the case of ECG and EMG, signals acquired are similar to those obtained using conventional electrodes.
TypeConference paper
DescriptionPublicado em "MeMeA 2014 International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications : proceedings", ISBN 978-1-4799-2920-7
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AccessOpen access
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