Smart jacket design for neonatal monitoring with wearable sensors

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    Abstract

    Critically ill new born babies admitted at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are extremely tiny and vulnerable to external disturbance. Smart Jacket proposed in this paper is the vision of a wearable unobtrusive continuous monitoring system realized by body sensor networks (BSN) and wireless communication. The smart jacket aims for providing reliable health monitoring as well as a comfortable clinical environment for neonatal care and parent-child interaction. We present the first version of the neonatal jacket that enables ECG measurement by textile electrodes. We also explore a new solution for skin-contact challenges that textile electrodes pose. The jacket is expandable with new wearable technologies and has aesthetics that appeal to parents and medical staff. An iterative design process in close contact with the users and experts lead to a balanced integration of technology, user focus and aesthetics. We demonstrate the prototype and the experimental results obtained in clinical setting.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the sixth International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks 2009
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages162-167
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3644-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2009) - Berkeley, United States
    Duration: 3 Jun 20095 Jun 2009
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2009)
    Abbreviated titleBSN 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBerkeley
    Period3/06/095/06/09

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