4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body by Steffen Leonhardt, Thomas Falck, Petri Mähönen

By Steffen Leonhardt, Thomas Falck, Petri Mähönen

The overseas Workshop on Wearable and Implantable physique Sensor Networks (BSN 2007) used to be held from twenty sixth to twenty eighth March, 2007 on the collage medical institution Aachen, Germany. BSN 2007 is the fourth within the sequence of winning workshops introduced 3 years in the past at Imperial university in London. After the development used to be hosted by means of MIT in Boston final time, BSN 2007 lower back to Europe and for the 1st time equipped together with academia (RWTH Aachen college) and (Philips examine Europe, Aachen).The final decade has witnessed a speedy surge of curiosity in new sensing and tracking units for healthcare and using wearable, implantable and ambient units for clinical purposes. The papers awarded at BSN 2007 by means of major scientists from computing, biotechnology, engineering and medication tackle normal concerns regarding on-body and in-body sensors. They speak about the most recent technical advancements and spotlight novel functions of body-sensor networks in scientific settings, at domestic and on-the-move. issues lined contain new scientific measurements, shrewdpermanent bio-sensing textiles, low-power instant networking, procedure integration, scientific sign processing, multi-sensor information fusion, and on-going standardization actions.

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Wearable chemical sensors may be used to provide valuable information about the wearer’s health, monitoring the wearer during their daily routine within their natural environment. In addition to physiological measurements chemical sensors may also be used to monitor the wearer’s surrounding environment, identifying safety concerns and detecting threats. Whether the clothes are looking into the wearer’s personal health status or looking out into the surroundings, chemical sensing calls for a novel approach to sensor and textile integration.

2006) Body fluid volume determination via body composition spectroscopy in health and disease. Physiol. Meas 27: 921-933. Winters, R. The body fluids in pediatrics (1977) Little, Brown and company. Boston. USA. Medrano G, Beckmann L, Leonhardt S (2006) Einfluss der Körperlage auf Bioimpedanz-Spektroskopie Messungen. Dreiländertagung BMT 2006, ETH Zürich, 6 – 9 September 2006. Fenech M, Jaffrin MY (2004) Extracellular and intracellular volume variations during postural change measured by segmental and wristankle bioimpedance spectroscopy.

At t = 0 sec and t = 100 sec, a contraction of the biceps was applied. We can see that muscular activity is clearly detected by the textile embroidered sensors. Some motion artefacts are visible as spikes on the signal. 2 1 0 -1 -2 50 100 150 200 Time [s ec] Fig. 12 Capacitively recorded bipolar EMG on a human biceps 34 VII. CONCLUSIONS It could be demonstrated that contactless EMG electrodes deliver similar signals as contact electrodes and allow at least the differentiation of the states "rest" and "exercise".

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