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Author(s): José Machado da Silva
Isabel G. Trindade
Rui Miguel
Madalena Pereira
José Lucas
Luís Oliveira
Bruno Valentim
Jorge Barreto
Manuel Santos Silva
Title: Design and evaluation of novel textile wearable systems for the surveillance of vital signals
Issue Date: 2016-09-24
Abstract: This article addresses the design, development, and evaluation of T-shirt prototypes that embed novel textile sensors for the capture of cardio and respiratory signals. The sensors are connected through textile interconnects to either an embedded custom-designed data acquisition and transmission unit or to snap fastener terminals for connection to external monitoring devices. The performance of the T-shirt prototype is evaluated in terms of signal-to-noise ratio amplitude and signal interference caused by baseline wander and motion artefacts, through laboratory tests with subjects in standing and walking conditions. Performance tests were also conducted in a hospital environment using a T-shirt prototype connected to a commercial three-channel Holter monitoring device. The textile sensors and interconnects were realized with the assistance of an industrial six-needle digital embroidery tool and their resistance to wear addressed with normalized tests of laundering and abrasion. The performance of these wearable systems is discussed, and pathways and methods for their optimization are highlighted.
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos/PTDC/EEI-ELC/1838/2012 (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028937/Sistema Portátil Integrado de Vigilância Cardiovascular/SIVIC
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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