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A conceptual wearable monitoring system for physiological indices and clothing microclimate measurement

Yan Hong (College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
Xuechun Cao (College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
Yan Chen (College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
Zhijuan Pan (College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
Yu Chen (School of Fashion Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China)
Xianyi Zeng (GEMTEX, ENSAIT, Roubaix, France)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 10 April 2019

Issue publication date: 23 May 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate physiological indices related to comfort and health condition, based on which corresponding electronic equipment are selected and applied. A wearable monitoring system using sensor and liquid crystal display (LCD) techniques are then designed. Sensors are used to collect and transmit recording required signals from the wearer. A microcomputer with the type of AT89C52 is used to record and analyze the collected data. LCD is applied to display the health and comfort condition of the wearer.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel wearable monitoring system for the measurement of physiological indices and clothing microclimate is proposed in this study in order to monitoring both health and comfort condition of the wearer.

Findings

The proposed system provides reference for the application of sensor and display technologies in the field of smart clothing, which can be further applied to infant and child care, health care, home entertainment, military and industry.

Originality/value

This paper, first, investigated a framework of a wearable monitoring system considering both comfort and health condition and summarized the related physiological indices. The requirements of both comfort and health condition monitoring are analyzed to select appropriate electronic elements.

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Citation

Hong, Y., Cao, X., Chen, Y., Pan, Z., Chen, Y. and Zeng, X. (2019), "A conceptual wearable monitoring system for physiological indices and clothing microclimate measurement", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 31 No. 3, pp. 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-10-2016-0116

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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