At the University Carlos III of Madrid, a group of scientists; Victor Custodio, Gregorio López y José Ignacio Moreno, developed a smart shirt, you may ask, why intelligent, they are able to detect or recognize the vital signs of the person who wears and all the captured information transmitted to a data center, thanks to the shirt includes electrodes that capture and record the activity of the body.
They also carry a thermometer and an accelerometer, so you can know the temperature and activity that the patient is developing, thanks to these devices, the alert system communicates when the parameters are out of range, if it is temperature, while it reaches 38 degrees Celsius or when heart rate is 100 beats per minute.
The university through a note explained that the information conveyed by these shirts, after being processed may be taken as representing an electrocardiogram. So managers at health centers can be configured to send text messages to physicians.
So, there is a very promising and useful application area in health sector.
The shirt also has an integrated tracking device, so you can locate the person, the advantages of the garment are in the field of “telemedicine” which also called telemedicine, allowing “monitor patients from their homes and reduce the time it must remain in hospital “and university officials said.
We have already tested this system in the cardiology unit T Paz Hospital in Madrid, five patients monitored simultaneously for 24 hours a day, achieving the results, as the researchers said in the university “a rich set of possible improvements on the system.”
Source : Blogy Technologia Spain