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Web-based sensor streaming wearable for respiratory monitoring applications.

Rovira-Borras, Carlos and Coyle, Shirley and Corcoran, Brian and Ward , Tomás E. and McCoy, Aaron and Stroiescu, Florin and Daly, Kieran and Diamond, Dermot (2011) Web-based sensor streaming wearable for respiratory monitoring applications. In: IEEE Sensors, 28-31 Oct 2011, Limerick, Ireland.

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Abstract

This paper presents a system for remote monitoring of respiration of individuals that can detect respiration rate, mode of breathing and identify coughing events. It comprises a series of polymer fabric-sensors incorporated into a sports vest, a wearable data acquisition platform and a novel rich internet application (RIA) which together enable remote real-time monitoring of untethered wearable systems for respiratory rehabilitation. This system will, for the first time, allow therapists to monitor and guide the respiratory efforts of patients in real-time through a web browser. Changes in abdomen expansion and contraction associated with respiration are detected by the fabric sensors and transmitted wirelessly via a Bluetooth-based solution to a standard computer. The respiratory signals are visualized locally through the RIA and subsequently published to a sensor streaming cloud-based server. A web-based signal streaming protocol makes the signals available as real-time streams to authorized subscribers over standard browsers. We demonstrate real-time streaming of a six-sensor shirt rendered remotely at 40 samples/s per sensor with perceptually acceptable latency (<0.5s) over realistic network conditions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biomedical monitoring; Browsers; Internet; Monitoring; Real time systems; Servers; Wireless sensor networks
Subjects:Engineering > Biomedical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Published in:Sensors, 2011 IEEE. . IEEE.
Publisher:IEEE
Copyright Information:© 2011 IEEE . Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17885
Deposited On:28 Mar 2013 15:45 by Shirley Coyle. Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 09:29

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