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“ESTHIS PROTOTYPING: THE SUITABILITY OF GOLD COATED YARN ELECTRODES FOR MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL VARIABLES: E-TEXTILE SOLUTIONS

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Author(s): Georgios Priniotakis

Journal: Annals of the University of Oradea. Fascicle of Textiles, Leatherwork
ISSN 1843-813X

Volume: XII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 172;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Smart garment | textrodes | heart monitoring | respiration monitoring | durability

ABSTRACT
Smart garments are in fashion the last few years. In particular in medical applications they have a great potential. A lot of research is doing in this field. A number of research teams from universities and research institutes are working intensively the last years in this field. Body monitoring in view of analysis of health statusor movements are important objectives. Currently research on sensors for monitoring heart rate and movement is quite well advanced. This paper will provide an overview of the potential of smart garments focusing to the problems towards the integration of textile sensor in a garment.
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