Multi-functional Wearable Device for Heart Health and Possition Assesment


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In this paper we introduce a wearable device combining physiological monitoring and person’s position assessment. An accelerometer is used as a multi-functional sensor for a position and heart mechanical performance measurements, known as mechanocardiography (MCG). Electrocardiogram (ECG) performs electrical heart analysis. Body positions, such as standing/sitting, lying in the directions of left, supine, right, and prone, are detected. Detecting body position in synchronization with heart activity allows more in-depth monitoring of patient’s health conditions and personal wellbeing. We introduce micro-integrated polymer-based sensor as a wireless device for monitoring applications.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 615 - 618
Industry sectors: Medical & Biotech | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Chemical, Physical & Bio-Sensors
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4