Breathing feedback system with wearable textile sensors
Mitchell, Edmond and Coyle, Shirley and O'Connor, Noel E. and Diamond, Dermot and Ward, Tomas (2010) Breathing feedback system with wearable textile sensors. In: Body Sensor Network 2010, 6-9 June, Singapore. ISBN 978-0-7695-4065-8
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Breathing exercises form an essential part of the treatment for respiratory illnesses such as cystic ﬁbrosis. Ideally these exercises should be performed on a daily basis. This paper presents an interactive system using a wearable textile sensor to monitor breathing patterns. A graphical user interface provides visual real-time feedback to patients. The aim of the system is to encourage the correct performance of prescribed breathing exercises by monitoring the rate and the depth of breathing. The system is
straightforward to use, low-cost and can be installed easily within a clinical setting or in the home. Monitoring the user with a wearable sensor gives real-time feedback to the user as they perform the exercise, allowing them
to perform the exercises independently. There is also potential for remote monitoring where the user’s overall performance over time can be assessed by a clinician.
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