Sensor developments for electrophysiological monitoring in healthcare

Prance, Helen (2011) Sensor developments for electrophysiological monitoring in healthcare. In: Gargiulo, Gaetano D and McEwan, Alistair (eds.) Applied Biomedical Engineering. Intech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka & Shanghai, pp. 265-286. ISBN 9789533072562

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Recent years have seen a renewal of interest in the development of sensor systems which can be used to monitor electrophysiological signals in a number of different settings. These include clinical, outside of the clinical setting with the subject ambulatory and going about their daily lives, and over long periods. The primary impetus for this is the challenge of providing healthcare for the ageing population based on home health monitoring, telehealth and telemedicine. Another stimulus is the demand for life sign monitoring of critical personnel such as fire fighters and military combatants. A related area of interest which, whilst not in the category of healthcare, utilises many of the same approaches, is that of sports physiology for both professional athletes and for recreation. Clinical diagnosis of conditions in, for example, cardiology and neurology remain based on conventional sensors, using established electrodes and well understood electrode placements. However, the demands of long term health monitoring, rehabilitation support and assistive technology for the disabled and elderly are leading research groups such as ours towards novel sensors, wearable and wireless enabled systems and flexible sensor arrays.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Helen Prance
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 13:00
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 13:00
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