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Breathing feedback system with wearable textile sensors

Mitchell, Edmond and Coyle, Shirley and O'Connor, Noel E. and Diamond, Dermot and Ward, Tomás E. (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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Engineering > Electronic engineering
Engineering > Biomedical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
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Copyright Information:©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1147
ID Code:15437
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 10:09 by Edmond Mitchell. Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 09:28

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