In physical activity monitoring often only one parameter at a time is detected, since otherwise patient movement capabilities would be compromised. This is unsatisfactory since correlation among parameters is necessary to reject parameters alteration due to everyday life, but also it is necessary to detect correlated parameter alteration due to medical causes. Let's think about how everyday activities could modify heart rhythm and body temperature. We stress the importance of multi-sensor continuous data acquisition in biomedical studies also for the importance of correlated parameter changes coming from medical causes. Our group has developed a new system for acquiring simultaneously a group of parameters which are strongly correlated: breathing rate, heart electrical activity, kinetic activity. Preliminary results on the prototypes are encouraging. We should avoid to transform this measurement in a torture for the patient, so we need to pay attention to the non-invasivity and comfortable wearability of the sensors. To reduce device's weight we are developing a remote logger that gets signal from smaller on-body board.
|Autori interni:||GIORGIO, Agostino|
PERRI, Anna Gina
|Titolo:||Multisensor continuous data acquisition in physical activity monitoring|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Nome del convegno:||10 th Conference of Associazione Italiana Sensori e Microsistemi (AISEM 2005)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|