Smart e-textile-based nanosensors for cardiac monitoring with smart phone and wireless mobile platform

Prashanth Kumar, Pratyush Rai, Sechang Oh, Robert E. Harbaugh, Vijay K. Varadan

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Wireless monitoring of Cardiac activity for diagnostic purposes as well as rehabilitative applications has gained significant traction over the past decade. The integration of the nanotextile-based sensors in regular clothing can make the health monitoring system completely unobtrusive and “invisible” for everyday use. A significant research effort has been underway to bring these technologies out of the lab and encourage their use in clinical practice. In this paper, we review the promising efforts made in this direction and address some of the remaining impediments to the wide adoption of these technologies. Based on the existing literature, we conclude that the clinical adoption of these systems may require a trade-off between existing diagnostic techniques for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) and techniques that can be reproducibly and robustly implemented on textiles.We focus specifically on the measurement of Cardiac Biopotentials (CBP) using smart nanotextile garments and wireless systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-9862
ISSN (Electronic)2195-9870

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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