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Sensors 2009, 9(4), 2797-2808; doi:10.3390/s90402797

A Novel Intra-body Sensor for Vaginal Temperature Monitoring

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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Department of Informatics, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, 6200-001, Portugal
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University of Beira Interior, Department of Informatics, Covilhã-Portugal; Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, EST, Castelo Branco, 6000-000, Portugal
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Covilhã, 6200-001, Portugal
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Received: 1 April 2009 / Revised: 15 April 2009 / Accepted: 20 April 2009 / Published: 21 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications)
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Abstract

Over the years some medical studies have tried to better understand the internal behavior of human beings. Many researchers in this domain have been striving to find relationships between intra-vaginal temperature and certain female health conditions, such as ovulation and fertile period since woman’s intra-vaginal temperature is one of the body parameters most preferred in such studies. However, due to lack of a appropriate technology, medical research devoted to studying correlations of such body parameters with certain womans’ body phenomena could not obtain better results. This article presents the design and implementation of a novel intra-body sensor for acquisition and monitoring of intra-vaginal temperatures. This novel intra-body sensor provides data collection that is used for studying the relation between temperature variations and female health conditions, such as anticipation and monitoring of the ovulation period, detection of pregnancy contractions, preterm labor prevention, etc.. The motivation for this work focuses on the development of this new intra-body sensor that will represent a major step in medical technology. The novel sensor was tested and validated on hospitalized women as well as normal healthy women. Finally our medical team has attested to the accuracy, usability and performance of this novel intra-body sensor.
Keywords: Body Sensor; e-Health; Temperature Monitoring Body Sensor; e-Health; Temperature Monitoring
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Rodrigues, J.J.P.C.; Caldeira, J.; Vaidya, B. A Novel Intra-body Sensor for Vaginal Temperature Monitoring. Sensors 2009, 9, 2797-2808.

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