An e-textile system for motion analysis

Josh Edmison, Mark Jones, Thurmon Lockhart, Thomas Martin

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Abstract

Electronic textiles (e-textiles) offer the promise of home health care devices that integrate seamlessly into the wearer's everyday lifestyle while providing a higher level of functionality than current devices. Existing gait analysis systems are cumbersome laboratory-based systems that, while providing valuable information, would be difficult or impossible to deploy in the home. Yet gait analysis systems offer the promise of preventing and/or mitigating the serious effects of falls in the elderly population. This paper proposes an e-textile solution to this problem along with a design approach for realizing a solution that is inexpensive and usable across the elderly population. Preliminary results are given to demonstrate the promise of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages292-301
Number of pages10
Volume108
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on New Generation of Wearable Systems for eHealth - Lucca, Italy
Duration: Dec 11 2003Dec 14 2003

Other

Other1st International Workshop on New Generation of Wearable Systems for eHealth
CountryItaly
CityLucca
Period12/11/0312/14/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Edmison, J., Jones, M., Lockhart, T., & Martin, T. (2005). An e-textile system for motion analysis. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 108, pp. 292-301)