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Sensors 2018, 18(1), 17;

Design and Development of a Wearable Device for Heat Stroke Detection

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, National Defense University No. 75, Shiyuan Rd., Daxi District, Tauyuan City 33551, Taiwan
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 18 December 2017 / Accepted: 19 December 2017 / Published: 22 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2017)
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Heat stroke can be potentially damaging for people while exercising in hot environments. To prevent this dangerous situation, we designed a wearable heat-stroke-detection device (WHDD) with early notification ability. First, we used several physical sensors, such as galvanic skin response (GSR), heart beat, and body temperature, to acquire medical data from exercising people. In addition, we designed risk evaluation functional components that were based on fuzzy theory to detect the features of heat stroke for users. If a dangerous situation is detected, then the device will activate the alert function to remind the user to respond adequately to avoid heat stroke. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable devices; heat stroke; biosensor; fuzzy theory wearable devices; heat stroke; biosensor; fuzzy theory

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Chen, S.-T.; Lin, S.-S.; Lan, C.-W.; Hsu, H.-Y. Design and Development of a Wearable Device for Heat Stroke Detection. Sensors 2018, 18, 17.

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