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Multi-functional Wearable Device for Heart Health and Possition Assesment

B. Kaminska
Simon Fraser University, CA

Keywords:
micro-integrated sensor, monitoring, multi-functional

Abstract:
In this paper we introduce a wearable device combining physiological monitoring and person’s position assessment. An accelerometer is used as a multi-functional sensor for a position and heart mechanical performance measurements, known as mechanocardiography (MCG). Electrocardiogram (ECG) performs electrical heart analysis. Body positions, such as standing/sitting, lying in the directions of left, supine, right, and prone, are detected. Detecting body position in synchronization with heart activity allows more in-depth monitoring of patient’s health conditions and personal wellbeing. We introduce micro-integrated polymer-based sensor as a wireless device for monitoring applications.


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