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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 3.1

Knitted Electronic Textiles

Rita Paradiso, Laura Caldani and Maria Pacelli,    Smartex s.r.l., Pisa, Italy

Research and development in smart wearable systems for personalized services, especially for monitoring purposes, has significantly increased worldwide. Electronic textiles (e-textiles) are relevant promoters of technological progress for sectors like biomonitoring, rehabilitation, telemedicine, teleassistance, and sport medicine. The integration of biosensors into clothes enables daily physiological monitoring through a continuous and personalized detection of vital signs, while garments with strain- and stress-sensing capabilities enable tracking of posture and gestures of the subject. The e-textile systems comprise fabric ...

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