In this paper, we present a design of a smart textile pressure mat to study the pressure distribution with multiple foam material configurations for neonatal monitoring at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). A smart textile mat with 64 pressure sensors has been developed including software at the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The developed sensory mat is able to measure pressure distribution of a neonate inside an incubator, which is expected to provide information for comfort assessment. Experiments at Philips Research and Máxima Medical Centre in the Netherlands demonstrate that the pressure distribution is affected by multiple foam material configurations.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL '11), 26-29 October 2011, Barcelona, Spain|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|