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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 3721-3749; doi:10.3390/s150203721

Wearable Sensor Systems for Infants

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The State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, Department of Mechanical Engeering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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School of Systems Engineering, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi 780-8520, Japan
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Received: 21 October 2014 / Revised: 15 December 2014 / Accepted: 13 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Sensors)
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Abstract

Continuous health status monitoring of infants is achieved with the development and fusion of wearable sensing technologies, wireless communication techniques and a low energy-consumption microprocessor with high performance data processing algorithms. As a clinical tool applied in the constant monitoring of physiological parameters of infants, wearable sensor systems for infants are able to transmit the information obtained inside an infant’s body to clinicians or parents. Moreover, such systems with integrated sensors can perceive external threats such as falling or drowning and warn parents immediately. Firstly, the paper reviews some available wearable sensor systems for infants; secondly, we introduce the different modules of the framework in the sensor systems; lastly, the methods and techniques applied in the wearable sensor systems are summarized and discussed. The latest research and achievements have been highlighted in this paper and the meaningful applications in healthcare and behavior analysis are also presented. Moreover, we give a lucid perspective of the development of wearable sensor systems for infants in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable sensor systems for infants; constant health monitoring; wearable technique; wearable sensor network; power supply; integrating and wireless sensor technologies wearable sensor systems for infants; constant health monitoring; wearable technique; wearable sensor network; power supply; integrating and wireless sensor technologies
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Zhu, Z.; Liu, T.; Li, G.; Li, T.; Inoue, Y. Wearable Sensor Systems for Infants. Sensors 2015, 15, 3721-3749.

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