21 March 2006 Development of a belt-type wearable sensor system with multi-function for home health care
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Proceedings Volume 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials; 60401Y (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664240
Event: ICMIT 2005: Merchatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 2005, Chongqing, China
Some reports show that the physiological information measured in hospital is not enough without the one measured in home. The physiological information monitored in home, therefore, is strongly required recently. The goal of this research is to develop a wearable and tractable sensor system for detecting biomedical signals such as cardiac rhythm, respiration, body movement, and percentage of body fat (%BF) and for home health care. A belt type sensor for this purpose is developed, which consists of sensing materials of PVDF film and conductive fabrics. Also several data processing techniques, such as the discrete wavelet transform, cross correlation and adaptive filtering method, were introduced to eliminate noises and base wandering and to extract the specified components. The ECG and respiration signals obtained by the proposed belt type sensor system gave good agreements with commercial medical system. Furthermore, the body fat (%BF) measurement based on the four-electrode BIA was also built in the belt sensor. The body fat was calculated by measuring the body impedance from the belt type sensor and compared with the predicted %BF measured by the commercial adipometer (TBF-607). The results validated also the efficiency of the belt type sensor system.
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Yunho Ban, Yunho Ban, Samjin Choi, Samjin Choi, Zhongwei Jiang, Zhongwei Jiang, Chanwon Park, Chanwon Park, } "Development of a belt-type wearable sensor system with multi-function for home health care", Proc. SPIE 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 60401Y (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664240; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664240

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