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TitleDesign of smart garments for sports and rehabilitation
Author(s)Paiva, André Luís Brasil
Ferreira, Fernando
Catarino, André P.
Carvalho, Miguel
Carvalho, Helder
smart textiles
smart garments
Issue date2018
PublisherIOP Publishing
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
CitationPaiva A., Ferreira F., Catarino A., Carvalho M., Carvalho H. Design of smart garments for sports and rehabilitation. Aegean International Textile and Advanced Engineering Conference AITAE 2018, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 459, 5 a 7 de Setembro de 2018, Lesvos, Grécia
Abstract(s)Physical exercise has proved benefits for general health [1] and can reduce the number of sports injuries to one third [2]. However, an athlete that has been injured during sports practice may omit this out of fear of discrimination, and worsen the injury in the weight room, during strength training [5]. Monitoring physiological status of an athlete or rehabilitation patients during training may thus help the person to get an earlier intervention, preventing injuries from getting worse. With this in mind, we propose a set of compression garments – shirt and leggings – with textile sensors to continually monitor heart and muscle activity, breathing rate and temperature. This paper reports the design of the garments and production of the shirt, which comprised a 3-lead ECG system, sEMG (Surface Electromiography) electrodes and a breathing sensor. The ECG (Electrocardiography) system was tested and presented some good results, in particular for very even movements, but the system still needs to be improved, in order to get a better signal, when it comes to movements with a considerable amplitude.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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