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Intelligent T-Shirts Help Monitor Patients in the Hospital

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A prototype intelligent T-shirt capable of measuring temperature, heart rate and other body functions has been developed by Scientists at la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 
                
 Intelligent T-Shirts Help Monitor Patients in the Hospital
Intelligent T-Shirts Help Monitor Patients in the Hospital
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This was developed as part of a project, named LOBIN, intended to keep a check on patients in the hospital with the help of a wireless network. 


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Presently, the design is such that the localization device is distinct from the T-shirt and needs to be carried in the pocket.

The T-shirt is water-proof and can be washed. It comes with electrodes which can detect bioelectric power.  

An electrocardiogram of the patient can also be taken.  It also comes with a thermometer, and an accelerometer, which helps measure the patient's temperature, his position and his level of physical activity. 

 



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