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Personal protective equipment with integrated POF sensors
Author(s): J. Witt; M. Schukar; K. Krebber; H. Pažoutová; J. Demuth; N. Santostefano; H. Mäkinen; P. Pietrowski
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Paper Abstract

Within the EU project i-Protect fibre optic sensors for measuring heart rate, respiratory rate and skin temperature are being developed. The plastic optical fibre (POF) sensors are based on macrobending effects, photoplethysmography and fluorescence thermometry. The sensors and monitoring units are integrated into underwear and are communicating wireless via body area network and communication unit with the rescue command centre. All sensors can be removed from the underwear to allow washing the textile. First prototypes of the fibre optic sensors were tested in comparison to commercial reference sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87941R (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026831
Show Author Affiliations
J. Witt, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)
M. Schukar, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)
K. Krebber, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)
H. Pažoutová, Safibra, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
J. Demuth, Safibra, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
N. Santostefano, Aero Sekur S.p.A. (Italy)
H. Mäkinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Finland)
P. Pietrowski, National Research Institute (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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