A wearable “electronic patch” for wireless continuous monitoring of chronically diseased patients

Rasmus Grønbek Haahr, Sune Duun, Erik Vilain Thomsen, Karsten Hoppe, Jens Branebjerg

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    Abstract

    We present a wearable health system (WHS) for non-invasive and wireless monitoring of physiological signals. The system is made as an electronic patch where sensors, low power electronics, and radio communication are integrated in an adhesive material of hydrocolloid polymer making it a sticking patch. The patch is made with a reusable part and a disposable part which contains the adhesive material and the battery. This part is changed once every week. The patch has a size of 88 mm by 60 mm and a thickness of 5 mm. It is made for attachment on truncus or the greater muscle groups. The patch is demonstrated in two applications: Monitoring of electromyography (EMG) and arterial oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2). The pulse oximetry sensor is made of a concentric backside Silicon photodiode with a hole in the middle for the two light sources. This makes it suitable for reflectance pulse oximetry. For the EMG application three standard dry silver electrodes are used separated by 10 mm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, 2008. ISSS-MDBS 2008.
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2008
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2252-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, 2008. - Hong Kong
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    Conference5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, 2008.
    CityHong Kong
    Period01/01/2008 → …

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