Flexible technologies and smart clothing for citizen medicine, home healthcare, and disease prevention.

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TitleFlexible technologies and smart clothing for citizen medicine, home healthcare, and disease prevention.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAxisa, F, Schmitt, PMichael, Gehin, C, Delhomme, G, McAdams, E, Dittmar, A
JournalIEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed
Volume9
Issue3
Pagination325-36
Date Published2005 Sep
ISSN1089-7771
KeywordsBiomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, clothing, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, Equipment Design, Home Care Services, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Preventive Medicine, Telemedicine, Telemetry, Transducers
Abstract

Improvement of the quality and efficiency of healthcare in medicine, both at home and in hospital, is becoming more and more important for patients and society at large. As many technologies (micro technologies, telecommunication, low-power design, new textiles, and flexible sensors) are now available, new user-friendly devices can be developed to enhance the comfort and security of the patient. As clothes and textiles are in direct contact with about 90% of the skin surface, smart sensors and smart clothes with noninvasive sensors are an attractive solution for home-based and ambulatory health monitoring. Moreover, wearable devices or smart homes with exosensors are also potential solutions. All these systems can provide a safe and comfortable environment for home healthcare, illness prevention, and citizen medicine.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16167686
Alternate JournalIEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed
Citation Key589
PubMed ID16167686

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