"Skin-Like" Epidermal Electronics for Electrophysiological Applications

Jeong, Jae-Woong ;   Rogers, John

Tags Wearable systemsMicro- and nano-technologyBiolelectric sensors and sensor systems

We present an ultra-thin, flexible, and stretchable class of electronics that can be conformally laminated onto the skin. This unusual type of...

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A Cascaded Two-Step Kalman Filter for Estimation of Human Body Segment Orientation Using MEMS-IMU

Zihajehzadeh, Shaghayegh ;   Loh, Darrell ;   Lee, Matthew ;   Hoskinson, Reynald ;   Park, Edward J.

Tags Wearable systems

Orientation of human body segments is an important quantity in many biomechanical analyses. To get robust and drift-free 3-D orientation, raw...

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A Method for Quantitative Assessment of Artifacts in EEG, and an Empirical Study of Artifacts

Lind Kappel, Simon ;   Looney, David ;   Mandic, Danilo ;   Kidmose, Preben

Tags Biolelectric sensors and sensor systemsPhysiological monitoringWearable systems

Wearable EEG systems for continuous brain monitoring is an emergent technology that involves significant technical challenges. Some of these...

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A Paraeducator Glove for Counting Disabled-Child Behaviors that Incorporates a Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Link to a Smart Phone

Luan, Shiwei ;   Gude, Dana ;   Prakash, Punit ;   Warren, Steve

Tags Wearable systemsWireless sensors and systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systems

Behavior tracking with severely disabled children can be a challenge, since dealing directly with a child's behavior is more immediately pressing...

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A Piezoelectric Energy-Harvesting Shoe System for Podiatric Sensing

Meier, Rich ;   Almog, Omri ;   Kelly, Nicholas ;   Chiang, Patrick

Tags Wearable systemsIntegrated sensor systemsLow power, wireless sensing methods

This paper provides an energy-harvesting, shoe-mounted system for medical sensing using piezoelectric transducers for generating power. The...

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A Portable Heat Flux Sensor

Noury, Norbert ;   Gehin, Claudine ;   Poujaud, Julien ;   Cousin, Pierre

Tags Thermal sensors and systemsIntegrated sensor systemsWearable systems

Nowadays monitoring physiological signals in real situations is essential to get the best diagnosis on patients. In this study we focus on the...

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A Textile-Based Wearable System for the Prolonged Assessment of Cardiac Mechanics in Daily Life

Di Rienzo, Marco ;   Vaini, Emanuele ;   Castiglioni, Paolo ;   Lombardi, Prospero ;   Meriggi, Paolo ;   Rizzo, Francesco

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsSmart textile and clothesWearable systems

Seismocardiogram, SCG, can be detected over the 24 hours in ambulant subjects by a textile-based wearable system together with the...

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A Wearable Wireless Ultrasonic Sensor Network for Human Arm Motion Tracking

Qi, Yongbin ;   Soh, Cheong Boon ;   Gunawan, Erry ;   Low, Kay soon

Tags Wearable systemsWireless sensors and systemsAcoustic sensors and systems

This paper introduces a novel method for arm flexion/extension angles measurement using wireless ultrasonic sensor network. The approach...

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Analysis of Dual-Task Elderly Gait Using Wearable Plantar-Pressure Insoles and Accelerometer

Howcroft, Jennifer Dawn ;   Lemaire, Edward ;   Kofman, Jonathan ;   McIlroy, William E.

Tags New sensing techniquesBody sensor networks and telemetric systemsWearable systems

Dual-task gait allows assessment of impaired executive function and mobility control in older individuals, which are risk factors of falls. This...

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Challenges in Wearable Personal Health Monitoring Systems

Kim, Insoo ;   Lai, Po-Hsiang ;   Lobo, Ryan ;   Gluckman, Bruce J.

Tags Physiological monitoringWearable systemsBiolelectric sensors and sensor systems

Wearable sensors give the users convenience in daily health monitoring, though several challenges in such sensor systems should be overcome....

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Comparison of Diagnostic Information from Regular Telemetry Equipment and a Novel Patch Type Electrocardiogram Recorder

Saadi, Dorthe Bodholt ;   Egstrup, Kenneth ;   Hoppe, Karsten ;   Sorensen, Helge B D

Tags Wearable systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systemsPhysiological monitoring

The purpose of this pilot study is to compare the diagnostic information obtained using regular telemetry equipment and the novel ePatch...

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Development of Wearable Sensors for Tailored Patient Wound Care

Milne, Stephen ;   Connolly, Patricia ;   Al Hamad, Hanadi ;   Seoudi, Ihab

Tags Integrated sensor systemsPhysiological monitoringWearable systems

In recent years a specialist interest has developed worldwide in advanced wound management for difficult to heal chronic wounds. Further...

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Device and Method to Determine Perineal Artery Occlusion During Road Bicycling

Parthiban, Sujeeth, Sujeeth

Tags Physiological monitoringWearable systems

Greater than 60 million American men who ride bicycles are at risk of developing erectile dysfunction. One possible reason is occlusion of the...

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Feasibility of Energy Harvesting Techniques for Wearable Medical Devices

Voss, Thaddaeus ;   Subbian, Vignesh ;   Beyette, Fred R

Tags Wearable systemsPhysiological monitoringPortable miniaturized systems

Wearable devices are arguably one of the most rapidly growing technologies in the computing and health care industry. These systems provide...

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Flexible Sixteen Monopole Antenna Array for Microwave Breast Cancer Detection

Bahramiabrghouei, Hadi ;   Gosselin, Benoit ;   Rusch, Leslie Ann ;   Porter, Emily ;   Popovich, Milica ;   Santorelli, Adam

Tags Wearable systemsPhysiological monitoringLow power, wireless sensing methods

Radar based microwave imaging (MI) has been widely studied for breast cancer detection in recent times. The UWB techniques allow for a good...

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Force Sensing Resistors for Fall Detection

Kim, Choong Hyun ;   Park, Cheol

Tags Low power, wireless sensing methodsPortable miniaturized systemsWearable systems

We present a fall detection device using force sensing resistors. The device detects the movement of the center of pressure of a human...

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Gait As a Biomarker? Accelerometers Reveal That Reduced Movement Quality While Walking Is Associated with Parkinson's Disease, Ageing and Fall Risk

Brodie, Matthew Andrew Dalhousie ;   Lovell, Nigel H. ;   Canning, Colleen G ;   Menz, Hylton B ;   Delbaere, Kim ;   Redmond, Stephen James ;   Latt, Mark ;   Sturnieks, Daina L ;   Menant, Jasmine ;   Smith, Stuart Trevor ;   Lord, Stephen

Tags Wearable systemsPhysiological monitoringBody sensor networks and telemetric systems

Humans are living longer but morbidity has also increased; threatening to create a serious global burden. Our approach is to monitor gait for...

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Health Care Sensor – Based Systems for Point of Care Monitoring and Diagnostic Applications: A Brief Survey

Tsakalakis, Michail ;   Bourbakis, Nikolaos

Tags Wearable systemsImplantable systemsPhysiological monitoring

Continuous, real-time remote monitoring through medical point - of - care (POC) systems appears to draw the interest of the scientific...

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Inertial Measurements of Free-Living Activities: Assessing Mobility to Predict Falls

Wang, Kejia ;   Lovell, Nigel H. ;   Del Rosario, Michael Benjamin ;   Liu, Ying ;   Wang, Jingjing ;   Narayanan, Michael Ravi ;   Brodie, Matthew Andrew Dalhousie ;   Delbaere, Kim ;   Menant, Jasmine ;   Lord, Stephen ;   Redmond, Stephen James

Tags Wearable systemsWireless sensors and systems

An exploratory analysis was conducted into how simple features, from acceleration at the lower back and ankle during simulated free-living...

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Internet of Personal Monitoring Things

Abraham, Jose

Tags Wearable systemsNew sensing techniquesWireless sensors and systems

Internet of Personal Monitoring Things (IoPMT) is evolving as a network of intelligent wearable sensors that monitor human health and...

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Leveraging Intensive Longitudinal Data to Better Understand Health Behaviors

Timms, Kevin ;   Martin, Cesar ;   Rivera, Daniel ;   Hekler, Eric ;   Riley, William

Tags New sensing techniquesWearable systemsPhysiological monitoring

Behavioral scientists have historically relied on static modeling methodologies. The rise in mobile and wearable sensors has made intensive...

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Measurement of High-resolution Mechanical Contraction of Cardiac Muscle by Induced Eddy Current

Lee, Young-Jae ;   Lee, Kang-Hwi ;   Kang, seung-jin ;   Kim, Kyeung-Nam ;   Khang, Seonah ;   Koo, Hye-Ran ;   Ji, Sunok ;   Lee, Joo Hyeon ;   Lee, Jeong-Whan

Tags Magnetic sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoringWearable systems

There are many types of devices which help to manage a personal health conditions such as heartbeat chest belt, pedometer and smart watch....

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Mobile System for Self-Monitoring of Asthma

Ou, Teresa Y. ;   Amoh, Justice ;   Khurana, Malika ;   Yadav, Vibhu ;   Odame, Kofi

Tags Acoustic sensors and systemsLow power, wireless sensing methodsWearable systems

A wearable device for self-monitoring of asthma symptoms is introduced. Experimental results from an early prototype show that the proposed...

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Modeling the Effects of Biological Tissue on RF Propagation from a Wrist-Worn Device

Wilson, Jared David ;   Blanco, Justin ;   Mazar, Scott ;   Bly, Mark

Tags Low power, wireless sensing methodsWireless sensors and systemsWearable systems

Many wireless devices in common use today are worn either on or in close proximity to the body. Among them are a growing number of...

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New Heart Rate Sensing in Sleep Using the Flexible RF Resonator

Kim, Sung Woo ;   Hong, Seung Bum ;   Kim, Deok Won ;   An, Yong-Jun ;   Yook, Jong Gwan

Tags Wearable systemsNew sensing techniquesPhysiological monitoring

A novel technology of the wrist pulse detection was suggested in this study. It was based on electromagnetic near field variation of the...

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Novel Wireless-Communicating Textile Devices Made from Multi-Material and Minimally-Invasive Fibers

Bélanger-Garnier, Victor ;   Gorgutsa, Stephan ;   Ung, Bora ;   Viens, Jean-François ;   Gosselin, Benoit ;   Larochelle, Sophie ;   Messaddeq, Younès

Tags Smart textile and clothesWearable systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systems

The ability to integrate multiple materials into miniaturized fiber structures enables the realization of novel biomedical textile devices with...

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Real-Time Visual and Quantitative Feedback of Gait Parameters from a Wearable Sensor System

Marion, Mary Susan ;   Wright, Henry ;   Lenoir, Kevin ;   Zahradka, Nicole ;   Sazonov, Edward ;   Richards, James ;   Lee, Samuel

Tags Wireless sensors and systemsPortable miniaturized systemsWearable systems

Wireless wearable inertial sensors provide the opportunity to monitor gait in real-time in different environments, but their usefulness can be...

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Recognition of Gait Impairment and Data Analysis for Parkinson's Patients Using Low-Cost Sensor Based Embedded System

Mitra, Rupendra Nath ;   Das, Piyali ;   Espay, Alberto ;   Agrawal, Dharma P

Tags Wireless sensors and systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systemsWearable systems

This paper reports a smart pair of shoe soles consisting of pressure sensors, Infrared (IR) sensors to monitor the freezing of gait (FoG)....

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Sleep Monitoring Using Body Sounds and Motion Tracking

Kalkbrenner, Christoph ;   Stark, Philipp Christian ;   Kouemou, Guy Leonard ;   Algorri, Maria-Elena ;   Brucher, Rainer

Tags Acoustic sensors and systemsPortable miniaturized systemsWearable systems

This paper presents a system for sleep monitoring that can continuously analyze snoring, breathing, sleep phases and the activity of the...

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Solar Powered Wrist Worn Acquisition System for Continuous Photoplethysmogram Monitoring

Dieffenderfer, James ;   Beppler, Eric ;   Novak, Tristan ;   Whitmire, Eric ;   Jayakumar, Rochana ;   Randall, Clive ;   Qu, Weiguo ;   Rajagopalan, Ramakrishnan ;   Bozkurt, Alper

Tags Low power, wireless sensing methodsWearable systemsOptical and photonic sensors and systems

We present a solar-powered, wireless, wrist-worn platform for continuous monitoring of physiological and environmental parameters during the...

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System-In-Package Solution for a Low-Power Active Electrode Module

Wang, Lei

Tags Portable miniaturized systemsIntegrated sensor systemsWearable systems

This paper presents the design of system in package for a low-power active electrode module. The main aim of this research is to provide a...

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Tongue-Supported Human-Computer Interaction Systems: A Review

Khan, Masood Mehmood ;   Sherazi, Hammad Iqbal ;   Quain, Rohan

Tags New sensing techniquesWearable systemsOptical and photonic sensors and systems

The tongue can substitute human sensory systems and has been used as a medium of input to help impaired patients communicate with the...

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Towards a Wireless Optical Stimulation System for Long Term In-Vivo Experiments

Mirbozorgi, Seyedabdollah ;   Ameli, Reza ;   Sawan, Mohamad ;   Gosselin, Benoit

Tags Wireless sensors and systemsImplantable technologiesWearable systems

This paper presents our recent progresses towards the development of a wirelessly powered head mountable optical stimulator for enabling...

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Understanding Smoking Behavior Using Wearable Sensors: Relative Importance of Various Sensor Modalities

Patil, Yogendra ;   Tiffany, Stephen ;   Sazonov, Edward

Tags Wearable systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systems

The Personal Automatic Cigarette Tracker (PACT) system, which consists of abdominal (AB) and thoracic (TC) breathing sensors, and a RF...

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Very Long-Term ECG Monitoring Patch with Improved Functionality and Wearability

Martinez-Tabares, Francisco Javier ;   Gaviria, Natalia ;   Castellanos-Dominguez, Germán

Tags Wearable systemsSmart textile and clothesPortable miniaturized systems

Heart activity monitoring is an important task for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, development of long-term,...

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Voltage Compensation Based Calibration Measurement of 3D-Acceleration Transducer in Fall Detection System for the Elderly

Zheng, Li ;   Wang, Lu ;   He, Dianning ;   Geng, Ning ;   Xu, Lisheng ;   Guan, Dejun ;   Geng, Ping

Tags Biological sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoringWearable systems

The fall detection algorithm, which can recognize the fall condition of human body by collecting the acceleration variation in different...

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Wearable Blood Flowmeter Appcessory with Low-Power Laser Doppler Signal Processing for Daily-Life Healthcare Monitoring

Kuwabara, Kei ;   Higuchi, Yuichi ;   Ogasawara, Takayuki ;   Koizumi, Hiroshi ;   Haga, Tsuneyuki

Tags Wearable systemsLow power, wireless sensing methodsOptical and photonic sensors and systems

A new appcessory for monitoring peripheral blood flow in daily life consists of a wearable laser Doppler sensor device and a cooperating smart...

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Wireless Behind-The-Ear EEG Recording Device with Wireless Interface to a Mobile Device (iPhone/iPod Touch)

Do Valle, Bruno ;   Cash, Sydney ;   Sodini, Charles G.

Tags Wearable systemsWireless sensors and systemsPortable miniaturized systems

EEG remains the mainstay test for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy. Unfortunately, ambulatory EEG systems are far from...

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