A knitted garment using intarsia technique for Heart Rate Variability biofeedback: Evaluation of initial prototype
2015 (English)In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, IEEE , 2015, Vol. 2015, 3121-3124 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a method based on paced breathing at specific rate called resonance frequency by giving online feedbacks from user respiration and its effect on HRV. Since the HRV is also influence by different factors like stress and emotions, stress related to an unfamiliar measurement device, cables and skin electrodes may cover the underling effect of such kind of intervention. Wearable systems are usually considered as intuitive solutions which are more familiar to the end-user and can help to improve usability and hence reducing the stress. In this work, a prototype of a knitted garment using intarsia technique is developed and evaluated. Results show the satisfactory level of quality for Electrocardiogram and thoracic electrical bioimpedance i.e. for respiration monitoring as a part of HRV biofeedback system. Using intarsia technique and conductive yarn for making the connection instead of cables will reduce the complexity of fabrication in textile production and hence reduce the final costs in a final commercial product. Further development of garment and Android application is ongoing and usability and efficiency of final prototype will be evaluated in detail.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2015. Vol. 2015, 3121-3124 p.
, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1557-170X
Research subject Medical Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179906DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319053ISI: 000371717203100ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84953238768ISBN: 978-1-4244-9270-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179906DiVA: diva2:890814
37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, MiCo Center, Milano Congressi CenterMilan, Italy, 25 August 2015 through 29 August 2015