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Wearable technology for bio-chemical analysis of body fluids during exercise

Morris, Deirdre and Schazmann, Benjamin and Wu, Yangzhe and Coyle, Shirley and Brady, Sarah and Fay, Cormac and Hayes, Jer and Lau, King-Tong and Wallace, Gordon and Diamond, Dermot (2008) Wearable technology for bio-chemical analysis of body fluids during exercise. In: 30th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, 20-24 August 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ISBN 978-1-4244-1814-5

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Abstract

This paper details the development of a textile based fluid handling system with integrated wireless biochemical sensors. Such research represents a new advancement in the area of wearable technologies. The system contains pH, sodium and conductivity sensors. It has been demonstrated during on-body trials that the pH sensor has close agreement with measurements obtained using a reference pH probe. Initial investigations into the sodium and conductivity sensors have shown their suitability for integration into the wearable system. It is thought that applications exist in personal health and sports performance and training.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:wireless bio-chemical sensors; wearables;
Subjects:Computer Science > Computer networks
Medical Sciences > Exercise
Medical Sciences > Health
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=4650518&isnumber=4649055
Copyright Information:©2008 IEEE.
Funders:SFI 03/IN.3/1361, Biotex: FP6-2004-1ST-NMP-2, Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:712
Deposited On:03 Nov 2008 15:56 by Jer Hayes. Last Modified 16 Nov 2009 17:22

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