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Improvement of the quality and efficiency of healthcare in medicine, both at home and in hospital, is becoming more and more important for patients and society at large. As many technologies (micro technologies, telecommunication, low-power design, new textiles, and flexible sensors) are now available, new user-friendly devices can be developed to enhance(More)
Studies show that the proportion of elderly will reach 30% of the total population by 2050 in developed countries, such as France. The elderly live generally alone, thus many health problems related to age are under reported. Falling is one of these problems and several devices have been developed recently, based on accelerometers, in order to detect it and(More)
  • E Mcadams, Krupaviciute, +6 authors Nibec
  • 2010
In this chapter we briefly present the key historical periods in diagnostic medicine , provocatively expressed in terms of their use of sensors, highlighting the dramatic way in which changes in sensing technology have altered the role of the physician, have led to the creation and grow of new professions allied to medicine and have affected the patient(More)
Given the soaring costs associated with the treatment of ever more prevalent chronic disease, it is widely agreed that a revolution is required in health care provision. It is often thought that the necessary technology already exists for the home-based monitoring of such patients and that it is other factors which are holding back the more widespread(More)
Improvement in quality and efficiency of health and medicine, at home and in hospital, has become of paramount importance. The solution of this problem would require the continuous monitoring of several key patient parameters, including the assessment of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity using non-invasive sensors, providing information for emotional,(More)
This paper presents a preliminary study to demonstrate the instantaneous local effect of compression stocking (Class 2) on skin microcirculatory activity. The measurement needs to be carefully performed as the sensor is placed under the garment. To assess the local effect of compression stockings, we use the ambulatory device Hematron located on the calf(More)
To improve rescuer safety, coordination and efficiency, the European program ProeTEX aims at developing new equipment for the intervention staff. This equipment is based on micro and nanotechnologies and consisted of smart textile integrated sensor to monitor physiological parameters, environment of the rescuer but also acquisition module and communication(More)
Real time monitoring of the thermal parameters on firefighter when operating is one of the ProeTEX project goals. The newly developed equipments in the framework of this project, integrate one temperature sensor and one heat flux sensor in the rescuer's outer garment. The environment in which firefighters operate is dangerous and the thermal risks can occur(More)