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E-Textile breathing sensor using fully-textile wearable antennas

E-Textile breathing sensor using fully-textile wearable antennas
E-Textile breathing sensor using fully-textile wearable antennas
E-Textile sensor networks enable a variety of applications including pervasive moni-toring for distributed healthcare. While commercial wearables can now measure var-ious quantities such as heart rate and activities, real-time, robust, and pervasive, breathing sensors remain an ongoing research challenge. In this paper, the use of wearable antennas for respiration monitoring is investigated based on a low-profile broadband fully-textile antenna. It is demonstrated that the antenna, suitable for operation on different substrates and body parts, exhibits over 2 dB wireless gain sensitivity to normal breathing. Unlike recent wearable breathing sensors, the proposed antenna has the simplest structure and does not rely on active mechanical sensing elements or specific materials. A simple peak-detection algorithm has been investigated showing a near-100% breath detection accuracy in line-of-sight. Based on the experimental results, it can be concluded that e-textile antennas can be utilized as highly accurate sensors for respiration monitoring, without the need for specific sensing elements or materials.
breathing, sensor, respiration sensor, RF breathing monitor, RF breathing sensor, antenna breathing sensor, antenna respiration sensor, non-invasive breathing sensor, wearable breathing sensor, microwave breathing sensor, antenna sensors, RFID breathing sensor, RFID sensors, wireless breathing monitor, e-textile sensors
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Wagih, Mahmoud
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Malik, Obaid
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud
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Malik, Obaid
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud, Malik, Obaid, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) E-Textile breathing sensor using fully-textile wearable antennas. In Engineering Proceedings. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)..

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Abstract

E-Textile sensor networks enable a variety of applications including pervasive moni-toring for distributed healthcare. While commercial wearables can now measure var-ious quantities such as heart rate and activities, real-time, robust, and pervasive, breathing sensors remain an ongoing research challenge. In this paper, the use of wearable antennas for respiration monitoring is investigated based on a low-profile broadband fully-textile antenna. It is demonstrated that the antenna, suitable for operation on different substrates and body parts, exhibits over 2 dB wireless gain sensitivity to normal breathing. Unlike recent wearable breathing sensors, the proposed antenna has the simplest structure and does not rely on active mechanical sensing elements or specific materials. A simple peak-detection algorithm has been investigated showing a near-100% breath detection accuracy in line-of-sight. Based on the experimental results, it can be concluded that e-textile antennas can be utilized as highly accurate sensors for respiration monitoring, without the need for specific sensing elements or materials.

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Published date: November 2021
Venue - Dates: International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles, , Manchester, United Kingdom, 2021-11-03 - 2021-11-04
Keywords: breathing, sensor, respiration sensor, RF breathing monitor, RF breathing sensor, antenna breathing sensor, antenna respiration sensor, non-invasive breathing sensor, wearable breathing sensor, microwave breathing sensor, antenna sensors, RFID breathing sensor, RFID sensors, wireless breathing monitor, e-textile sensors

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Local EPrints ID: 453738
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453738
PURE UUID: 0d5ee3ab-b9ad-4e9a-9efd-9f8da52e8126
ORCID for Mahmoud Wagih: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7806-4333
ORCID for Obaid Malik: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9014-2675
ORCID for Alex S. Weddell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-5460
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2022 17:45
Last modified: 25 Jun 2022 02:03

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Author: Mahmoud Wagih ORCID iD
Author: Obaid Malik ORCID iD
Author: Alex S. Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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