Björn Hermans

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This paper reports for the first time on the realization of a garment embedded patient monitoring system, including wireless communication and inductive powering. The developed system is primarily intended for the continuous monitoring of the electrocardiogram (ECG) of children with an increased risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The sensors and(More)
This paper presents the design, implementation and measurements of a spirometer based on differential pressure sensing. A system which fulfills the last medical standard specifications has been designed exploiting the Venturi tube principle. A fully operating prototype has been tested, and data have been subsequently analyzed. Air flows up to 14 L/s can be(More)
In order to fit human body, flexibility, or even better stretchability is requested for biomedical systems like implants or smart clothes. A stretchable electronic technology has been developed. This can provide highly stretchable interconnections fully compatible with PCB technologies. In order to prove the feasibility of complex biomedical systems like(More)
This paper explores the possibilities offered for a small data-acquisition module that is designed for occupational medicine in harsh environments. The device aims at collecting medical as well as environmental information simultaneously in a small volume. Our first, but not exclusive, goal application is parachute diving. The monitoring of the heart rate(More)
__________ "[...] Agents are here to stay, not least because of their diversity, their wide range of applicability and the broad spectrum of companies investing in them. As we move further and further into the information age, any information-based organisation which does not invest in agent technology may be committing commercial hara-kiri."
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