4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body by Steffen Leonhardt, Thomas Falck, Petri Mähönen

By Steffen Leonhardt, Thomas Falck, Petri Mähönen

This booklet comprises papers from the overseas Workshop on Wearable and Implantable physique Sensor Networks, BSN 2007, held in March 2007 on the collage health center Aachen, Germany. themes lined within the quantity contain new clinical measurements, shrewdpermanent bio-sensing textiles, low-power instant networking, method integration, scientific sign processing, multi-sensor info fusion, and on-going standardization actions.

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The suitability of the models for each individual and the combination of the new hardware with the textile electrode will be the next major challenges. The problematic of the interconnection of electronic and textile conductors for a wearable application is still unsolved. The different phenomena implicated in a possible textile integration of cables, the interface between circuits and textiles and its influence on the BIS measurements will be further investigated. Also the influence of sweating, time and contact pressure on the textile electrodes should be tested.

INTRODUCTION An excellent embodiment of a health monitoring device is a wearable system. Clothes are natural possessions and are part of the processes and routines in our daily life. The technological drive is to integrate sensors and electronics into textiles in such a way that the usage and advantages of cloths are maintained. Therefore a high level of textile integration has to be combined with aspects of reliability, comfort and washing resistance. Sensors suitable for integration in clothes should be noninvasive and must be capable of monitoring health and wellness parameters.

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