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Bioimpedance-based wearable measurement instrumentation for studying the autonomic nerve system response to stressful working conditions
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Medical Engineering, Medical sensors, signals and systems.
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2013 (English)In: XV International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI) & XIV Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), 2013, Vol. 434, no 1, 012015- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The assessment of mental stress on workers under hard and stressful conditions is critical to identify which workers are not ready to undertake a mission that might put in risk their own life and the life of others. The ATREC project aims to enable Real Time Assessment of Mental Stress of the Spanish Armed Forces during military activities. Integrating sensors with garments and using wearable measurement devices, the following physiological measurements were recorded: heart and respiration rate, skin galvanic response as well as peripheral temperature. The measuring garments are the following: a sensorized glove, an upper-arm strap and a repositionable textrode chest strap system with 6 textrodes. The implemented textile-enabled instrumentation contains: one skin galvanometer, two temperature sensors, for skin and environmental, and an Impedance Cardiographer/Pneumographer containing a 1 channel ECG amplifier to record cardiogenic biopotentials. The implemented wearable systems operated accordingly to the specifications and are ready to be used for the mental stress experiments that will be executed in the coming phases of the project in healthy volunteers.

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2013. Vol. 434, no 1, 012015- p.
, Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 434:1
Keyword [en]
Healthy volunteers, Heart and respiration rates, Integrating sensors, Measurement device, Measurement instrumentation, Military activities, Physiological measurement, Real-time assessment, Electric impedance, Electric impedance tomography, Physiological models, Textiles, Wearable computers, Measurements
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Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134473DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012015ISI: 000326512200015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877343034OAI: diva2:677276
15th International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance, ICEBI 2013 and 14th Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography, EIT 2013, 22 April 2013 through 25 April 2013, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

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Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-11-25 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved

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