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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 7.1

Fundamentals of Wearable Sensors for the Monitoring of Physical and Physiological Changes in Daily Life

Masaaki Makikawa1, Naruhiro Shiozawa1 and Shima Okada2,    1Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan,    2Kinki University, Osaka, Japan

This chapter provides an overview of wearable sensors for the monitoring of physical and physiological change in daily life, their fundamentals, and applications. The following three cases need to be considered for the applications of a wearable biosignal measurement system: continuous and long-term measurement for accident prevention (e.g., an alarm for heart attack), once-daily measuring for the evaluation of health condition, and biosignal monitoring as the machine interface. In long-term monitoring, ...

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