Real-Time Vital Monitoring for Persons during Exercises — Solutions and Challenges —

Shinsuke HARA  Hiroyuki OKUHATA  Takashi KAWABATA  Hajime NAKAMURA  Hiroyuki YOMO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B    No.3    pp.556-564
Publication Date: 2016/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015MII0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information and Communication Technology for Healthcare and Medical Applications in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISMICT2015)
vital sensing,  wireless transmission,  heart rate,  body temperature,  energy expenditure,  

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In the field of education such as elementary and middle schools, teachers want to take care of schoolchildren during physical trainings and after-school club activities. On the other hand, in the field of sports such as professional and national-level sports, physical or technical trainers want to manage the health, physical and physiological conditions of athletes during exercise trainings in the grounds. In this way, it is required to monitor vital signs for persons during exercises, however, there are several technical problems to be solved in its realization. In this paper, we present the importance and necessity of vital monitoring for persons during exercises, and to make it possible periodically, reliably and in real-time, we present the solutions which we have so far worked out and point out remaining technical challenges in terms of vital/physical sensing, wireless transmission and human interface.