The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile Safety Belt
AbstractRespiratory and heart failure are conditions that can occur with little warning and may also be difficult to predict. Therefore continuous monitoring of these bio-signals is advantageous for ensuring human health. The car safety belt is mainly designed to secure the occupants of the vehicle in the event of an accident. In the current research a prototype safety belt is developed, which is used to acquire respiratory and heart signals, under laboratory conditions. The current safety belt is constructed using a copper ink based nonwoven material, which works based on the piezo-resistive effect due to the pressure exerted on the sensor as a result of expansion of the thorax/abdomen area of the body for respiration and due to the principle of ballistocardiography (BCG) in heart signal sensing. In this research, the development of a theoretical model to qualitatively describe the piezo-resistive material is also presented in order to predict the relative change in the resistance of the piezo-resistive material due to the pressure applied. View Full-Text
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Hamdani, S.T.A.; Fernando, A. The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile Safety Belt. Sensors 2015, 15, 7742-7753.
Hamdani STA, Fernando A. The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile Safety Belt. Sensors. 2015; 15(4):7742-7753.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hamdani, Syed T.A.; Fernando, Anura. 2015. "The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile Safety Belt." Sensors 15, no. 4: 7742-7753.