Wearable sensing application- carbon dioxide monitoring for emergency personnel using wearable sensors
Radu, Tanja and Fay, Cormac and Lau, King-Tong and Waite, Rhys and Diamond, Dermot (2009) Wearable sensing application- carbon dioxide monitoring for emergency personnel using wearable sensors. In: ICESE 2009 - International Conference on Environmental Systems Engineering, 28-30 October, 2009, Venice, Italy.
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The development of wearable sensing technologies is
a great challenge which is being addressed by the Proetex FP6 project (www.proetex.org). Its main aim is the development of wearable sensors to improve the safety and efficiency of emergency personnel. This will be achieved by continuous, real-time monitoring of vital signs, posture, activity, and external hazards surrounding emergency workers. We report here the development of carbon
dioxide (CO2) sensing boot by incorporating commercially available CO2 sensor with a wireless platform into the boot assembly. Carefully selected commercially available sensors have been tested. Some of the key characteristics of the selected sensors are high selectivity and sensitivity, robustness and the power demand. This paper discusses some of the results of CO2 sensor tests and sensor
integration with wireless data transmission.
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