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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1039-1056; doi:10.3390/s140101039
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The MAIN Shirt: A Textile-Integrated Magnetic Induction Sensor Array

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Received: 20 November 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 9 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: A system is presented for long-term monitoring of respiration and pulse. It comprises four non-contact sensors based on magnetic eddy current induction that are textile-integrated into a shirt. The sensors are technically characterized by laboratory experiments that investigate the sensitivity and measuring depth, as well as the mutual interaction between adjacent pairs of sensors. The ability of the device to monitor respiration and pulse is demonstrated by measurements in healthy volunteers. The proposed system (called the MAIN (magnetic induction) Shirt) does not need electrodes or any other skin contact. It is wearable, unobtrusive and can easily be integrated into an individual’s daily routine. Therefore, the system appears to be a suitable option for long-term monitoring in a domestic environment or any other unsupervised telemonitoring scenario.
Keywords: textile integration; magnetic induction; cardiorespiratory monitoring; mobile devices textile integration; magnetic induction; cardiorespiratory monitoring; mobile devices
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Teichmann, D.; Kuhn, A.; Leonhardt, S.; Walter, M. The MAIN Shirt: A Textile-Integrated Magnetic Induction Sensor Array. Sensors 2014, 14, 1039-1056.

AMA Style

Teichmann D, Kuhn A, Leonhardt S, Walter M. The MAIN Shirt: A Textile-Integrated Magnetic Induction Sensor Array. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):1039-1056.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Teichmann, Daniel; Kuhn, Andreas; Leonhardt, Steffen; Walter, Marian. 2014. "The MAIN Shirt: A Textile-Integrated Magnetic Induction Sensor Array." Sensors 14, no. 1: 1039-1056.



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