Textile-based sensors offer an unobtrusive method of continually monitoring physiological parameters during daily activities. Chemical analysis of body fluids, noninvasively, is a novel and exciting area of personalized wearable healthcare systems. BIOTEX was an EU-funded project that aimed to develop textile sensors to measure physiological parameters and the chemical composition of body fluids, with a particular interest in sweat. A wearable sensing system has been developed that integrates a textile-based fluid handling system for sample collection and transport with a number of sensors including sodium, conductivity, and pH sensors. Sensors for sweat rate, ECG, respiration, and blood oxygenation were also developed. For the first time, it has been possible tomonitor a number of physiological parameters together with sweat composition in real time. This has been carried out via a network of wearable sensors distributed around the body of a subject user. This has huge implications for the field of sports and human performance and opens a whole new field of research in the clinical setting.
|Autori:||S. COYLE; K. T. LAU; N. MOYNA; D. DIAMOND; F. DI FRANCESCO; D. COSTANZO; P. SALVO; M.G. TRIVELLA; N. TACCINI; R. PARADISO; J.A. PORCHET; A. RIDOLFI; J. LUPRANO; C. CHUZEL; T. LANIER; F. REVOL-CHEVALIER; S. SCHOUMACKER; V. MOURIER; I. CHARTIER; DE ROSSI D.; H. DE-MONCUIT; C. BINI|
|Titolo:||BIOTEX- Biosensing textiles for personalised healthcare management|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TITB.2009.2038484|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|