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ConText : Contactless Sensors for Body Monitoring Incorporated in Textiles

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Author: Langereis, G. · Voogd-Claessen, L. de · Spaepen, A. · Sipliä, A. · Rotsch, C. · Linz, T.
Type:article
Date:2007
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Institution: TNO Industrie en Techniek
Source:2007 IEEE International Conference on Portable Information Devices, PIDs 2007
Identifier: 527035
doi: doi:10.1109/PORTABLE.2007.32
ISBN: 9781424410392
Article number: 4216927
Keywords: Electronics · Muscle · Software prototyping · Application development · Contactless sensors · Integrated sensors · Level of integrations · Psychological stress · Sensor technologies · Textile integrations · Textile substrates · Textiles

Abstract

The aim of the ConText project is to develop a vest with integrated sensors and electronics for constant monitoring of muscle activity. The vest measures muscle activity in order to derive the psychological stress level of a person. The ConText project proposes to develop a sensor technology, which requires no direct contact with the body, and to achieve a high level of integration of the sensors and electronics into textile. The realisation of contactless EMG sensors, textile integration of the sensors and the creation of a textile substrate with conductive wiring for data transmission and power supply will be the important parts of the project. The prototype will be used for dissemination and application development. © 2007 IEEE.