Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Bio & Chem Sensors Chapter 7

Multi-functional Wearable Device for Heart Health and Possition Assesment

Authors: B. Kaminska,

Affilation: Simon Fraser University, Canada

Pages: 615 - 618

Keywords: micro-integrated sensor, monitoring, multi-functional

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $159.95

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