A Flexible Wireless Sensor Patch for Real-Time Monitoring of Heart Rate and Body Temperature

Seok-Oh YUN  Jung Hoon LEE  Jin LEE  Choul-Young KIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.5   pp.1115-1118
Publication Date: 2019/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDL8167
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Biological Engineering
Keyword: 
flexible patch,  wireless sensor patch,  real-time monitoring,  heart rate,  body temperature,  

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Summary: 
Real-time monitoring of heart rate (HR) and body temperature (BT) is crucial for the prognosis and the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and healthcare. Since current monitoring systems are too rigid and bulky, it is not easy to attach them to the human body. Also, their large current consumption limits the working time. In this paper, we develop a wireless sensor patch for HR and BT by integrating sensor chip, wireless communication chip, and electrodes on the flexible boards that is covered with non-toxic, but skin-friendly adhesive patch. Our experimental results reveal that the flexible wireless sensor patch can efficiently detect early diseases by monitoring the HR and BT in real time.