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Smart healthcare textile sensor system for unhindered-pervasive health monitoring
Author(s): Pratyush Rai; Prashanth S. Kumar; Sechang Oh; Hyeokjun Kwon; Gyanesh N. Mathur; Vijay K. Varadan; M. P. Agarwal
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Paper Abstract

Simultaneous monitoring of physiological parameters- multi-lead Electrocardiograph (ECG), Heart rate variability, and blood pressure- is imperative to all forms of medical treatments. Using an array of signal recording devices imply that the patient will have to be confined to a bed. Textiles offer durable platform for embedded sensor and communication systems. The smart healthcare textile, presented here, is a mobile system for remote/wireless data recording and conditioning. The wireless textile system has been designed to monitor a patient in a non-obstructive way. It has a potential for facilitating point of care medicine and streamlining ambulatory medicine. The sensor systems were designed and fabricated with textile based components for easy integration on textile platform. An innovative plethysmographic blood pressure monitoring system was designed and tested as an alternative to inflatable blood pressure sphygmomanometer. Flexible dry electrodes technology was implemented for ECG. The sensor systems were tested and conditioned to daily activities of patients, which is not permissible with halter type systems. The signal quality was assessed for it applicability to medical diagnosis. The results were used to corroborate smart textile sensor system's ability to function as a point of care system that can provide quality healthcare.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8344, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012, 83440E (30 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921253
Show Author Affiliations
Pratyush Rai, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Prashanth S. Kumar, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Sechang Oh, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Hyeokjun Kwon, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Gyanesh N. Mathur, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Global Institute of Nanotechnology (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Global Institute of Nanotechnology (United States)
M. P. Agarwal, Global Institute of Nanotechnology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8344:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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