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Wearable sensors in smart textiles

The overall objective of the project is to develop a novel wearable sensor system with advanced signal processing and sensor fusion that utilises textiles as an active component to overcome problems related to signal artefacts emanating from sensor-patient interface and to provide patient comfort. This sensor system aims to monitor the symptoms of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson´s disease and stroke.

Specific goals are to develop a wearable sensor system demonstrator, including both integrated gyros/accelerometers and textile sensors, useful for the evaluation of clinically relevant movement patterns and other physiological parameters, and further to establish disease discriminating and treatment responsive objective variables.

We see a need for easy-to-use wearable sensors with the possibility of continuous measurement, both at hospital and at home making it possible to improve diagnosis, monitor disease progression or improvement and tailor treatments.

In the project has a multimodal sensor system integrated in a garment been developed. The garment measure both the patients motion as well as several physiological parameters, such as pulse, heart rate variability, electro dermal activity and change in blood pressure. The garment is easy to use and is washable in 40 degree C in a standard washing machine.



Research Funding Body:


Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning - Logotyp


Contact information

Kristina Malmgren M.D Ph.D, Professor/Consultant
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Email: kristina.malmgren@neuro.gu.se

Filip Bergquist M.D Ph.D, Associate Professor/Specialist in Neurology
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Email: filip.bergquist@neuro.gu.se

Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen M.D Ph.D, Professor/Consultant
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Email: katharina.sunnerhagen@neuro.gu.se

Konsortiet för wearITmed

Logotyp Göteborgs Universitet

               RISE - logotype

Textilhögskolan - Högskolan i Borås - Logotyp

MedTechWest - Logotyp


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