A textile-based wearable system for vital sign monitoring: Applicability in cardiac patients

M. Di Rienzo, F. Rizzo, G. Parati, M. Ferratini, G. Brambilla, P. Castiglioni

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We presents a new textile-based wearable system, named MagIC (Maglietta Interattiva Computerizzata), for the unobtrusive recording of cardiorespiratory and motion signals during spontaneous behavior in daily life and in a clinical environment. MagIC is composed of a vest, including textile sensors for ECG and breathing frequency detection, and a portable electronic board for motion assessment, signal preprocessing and wireless data transmission to a remote computer. MagIC has been tested in freely moving subjects at work, at home, while driving and cycling. Applicability of the system in a clinical setting is now under evaluation. Recordings performed on cardiac inpatients in bed and during physical exercise showed 1) good signals quality; 2) a correct identification of arrhythmic events; and 3) a correct estimation of the tacogram. These results encourage the further tuning of the MagIC system for a routine use in the clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventComputers in Cardiology, 2005 - Lyon, France
Duration: Sep 25 2005Sep 28 2005


OtherComputers in Cardiology, 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Software


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