Wearable sensors? what is there to sense?

Sarah Brady, Lucy E. Dunne, Aogan Lynch, Barry Smyth, Dermot Diamond

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of research conducted in the development of ambulatory devices for wearable sensing applications. Two configurations of wearable sensing are shown, the first a wearable chemosensor in a wrist-watch configuration, and the second a textile with an integrated foam sensor. The foam sensor is composed of polypyrrole-coated polyurethane foam, which exhibits a piezo-resistive response when exposed to electrical current. The potential of wearable sensing is discussed using these examples to illustrate the relevant concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersonalised Health Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textile, Information and Communication Technologies
PublisherIOS Press
Pages80-88
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1586035657, 9781586035655
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
EventInternational Workshop on Personalised Health: The Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textiles, Information and Communication Technologies - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: Dec 13 2004Dec 15 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume117
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Personalised Health: The Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textiles, Information and Communication Technologies
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period12/13/0412/15/04

Keywords

  • ambulatory devices
  • conducting polymers
  • miniaturisation
  • wearable sensors

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