MagIC system: A new textile-based wearable device for biological signal monitoring. Applicability in daily life and clinical setting

Marco Di Rienzo, Francesco Rizzo, Gianfranco Parati, Gabriella Brambilla, Maurizio Ferratini, Paolo Castiglioni

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The paper presents a new textile-based wearable system for the unobtrusive recording of cardiorespiratory and motion signals during spontaneous behavior along with the first results concerning the application of this device in daily life and in a clinical environment. The system, called MagIC (Maglietta Interattiva Computerizzata), is composed of a vest, including textile sensors for detecting ECG and respiratory activity, and a portable electronic board for motion detection, signal preprocessing and wireless data transmission to a remote monitoring station. The MagIC system has been tested in freely moving subjects at work, at home, while driving and cycling and in microgravity condition during a parabolic flight. Applicability of the system in cardiac in-patients is now under evaluation. Preliminary data derived from recordings performed on patients in bed and during physical exercise showed 1) good signal quality over most of the monitoring periods, 2) a correct identification of arrhythmic events, and 3) a correct estimation of the average beat-by-beat heart rate. These positive results supports further developments of the MagIC system, aimed at tuning this approach for a routine use in clinical practice and in daily life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages7167-7169
Number of pages3
Volume7 VOLS
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 1 2005Sep 4 2005

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/1/059/4/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'MagIC system: A new textile-based wearable device for biological signal monitoring. Applicability in daily life and clinical setting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Di Rienzo, M., Rizzo, F., Parati, G., Brambilla, G., Ferratini, M., & Castiglioni, P. (2005). MagIC system: A new textile-based wearable device for biological signal monitoring. Applicability in daily life and clinical setting. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 7 VOLS, pp. 7167-7169). [1616161]