Design and Evaluation of Novel Textile Wearable Systems for the Surveillance of Vital Signals
AbstractThis 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. View Full-Text
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Trindade, I.G.; Machado da Silva, J.; Miguel, R.; Pereira, M.; Lucas, J.; Oliveira, L.; Valentim, B.; Barreto, J.; Santos Silva, M. Design and Evaluation of Novel Textile Wearable Systems for the Surveillance of Vital Signals. Sensors 2016, 16, 1573.
Trindade IG, Machado da Silva J, Miguel R, Pereira M, Lucas J, Oliveira L, Valentim B, Barreto J, Santos Silva M. Design and Evaluation of Novel Textile Wearable Systems for the Surveillance of Vital Signals. Sensors. 2016; 16(10):1573.Chicago/Turabian Style
Trindade, Isabel G.; Machado da Silva, José; Miguel, Rui; Pereira, Madalena; Lucas, José; Oliveira, Luís; Valentim, Bruno; Barreto, Jorge; Santos Silva, Manuel. 2016. "Design and Evaluation of Novel Textile Wearable Systems for the Surveillance of Vital Signals." Sensors 16, no. 10: 1573.
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