Long-Distance Monitoring of Physiological and Environmental Parameters for Emergency Operators

Giovanni Magenes*, Davide Curone, Matteo Lanati, Emanuele Secco

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    Abstract

    The recent disaster provoked by the earthquake in middle Italy has pointed out the need for minimizing risks endangering rescuers' lives. An European Project called ProeTEX (Protection e-Textiles: MicroNanoStructured fiber systems for Emergency-Disaster Wear) aims at developing smart garments able to monitor physiological and environmental parameters of emergency operators. The goal is to realize a wearable system detecting health state parameters of the users (heart rate, breathing rate, body temperature, blood oxygen saturation, position, activity and posture) and environmental variables (external temperature, presence of toxic gases and heat flux passing through the garments) and remotely transmitting useful information to the operation manager. This work presents an overview of the main features of the second prototype realized by ProeTEX with particular emphasis to the sensor's body network and the long distance transmission of signals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages5159-5162
    Number of pages4
    VolumeN/A
    EditionN/A
    ISBN (Print)9781424432950
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAnnual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society - Minneapolis, Mongolia
    Duration: 3 Sept 20096 Sept 2009

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society
    Country/TerritoryMongolia
    CityMinneapolis
    Period3/09/20096/09/2009

    Keywords

    • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

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