Polysomnography in extreme environments: The MagIC wearable system for monitoring climbers at very-high altitude on Mt. Everest slopes

P. Meriggi, P. Castiglioni, C. Lombardi, F. Rizzo, P. Mazzoleni, A. Faini, M. Di Rienzo, G. Parati

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Abstract

Extreme environments such as high altitude represent a challenging testbed for both people and instruments. During a recent expedition to the slopes of Mt. Everest, (Highcare Expedition), we monitored ECG, respiration, oxygen saturation and posture in five climbers during sleep. Data were collected by using a recently developed textile-based wearable system (the MagIC system). The polysomnographic acquisitions were performed at sea level in indoor environment, and at 6000 and 6800 m asl in tents. The collected data allowed us to investigate performances and usability of MagIC system as a polysomnographic device at very-high altitude. In this paper we report on the results of this evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Cardiology
Pages1087-1090
Number of pages4
Volume37
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventComputing in Cardiology 2010, CinC 2010 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 26 2010Sep 29 2010

Other

OtherComputing in Cardiology 2010, CinC 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period9/26/109/29/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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