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TitleSmart clothes for rehabilitation context: technical and technological issues
Author(s)Postolache, Gabriela
Carvalho, Helder
Catarino, André P.
Postolache, Octavian
Keywordse-textiles
Sensors
Healthcare
Health monitoring
Rehabilitation context
Smart clothing
Issue date2017
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
JournalSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
Abstract(s)Smart clothes have the potential to improve rehabilitation processes by allowing clinicians to gather measures on patients’ functional capacity, activity level, exercise compliance, the effectiveness of treatment, and the ability of patients to perform efficiently specific motor tasks at rehabilitation centers, at home or in community settings. The chapter provides an overview of smart clothing for health monitoring and healthcare, mainly for rehabilitation context. We present recent advances in the field of researches related smart clothes with capability of human body vital functions (i.e. heart beats, respiration) and activity monitoring, as well as several commercial smart clothes for rehabilitation context. Technical and technological issues related smart clothes design and development, and several directions for future research are also presented. Manufacturability, connectivity, integrations of things for smart clothing, durability, testing, wearability, maintainability and affordability of smart clothes are discussed.
TypeBook part
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/45737
ISBN978-3-319-47318-5
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-47319-2_10
ISSN2194-8402
AccessOpen access
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