4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A system for unobtrusive in-car vital parameter acquisition and processing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8877,
        author={L. T. D'Angelo and J. Parlow and W. Spiessl and S. Hoch and T. C. Luth},
        title={A system for unobtrusive in-car vital parameter acquisition and processing},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={vital parameter; car integration; mobility; elderlypeople; acquisition; processing; display; vital sign; mobile},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8877}
    }
    
  • L. T. D'Angelo
    J. Parlow
    W. Spiessl
    S. Hoch
    T. C. Luth
    Year: 2010
    A system for unobtrusive in-car vital parameter acquisition and processing
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8877
L. T. D'Angelo1,*, J. Parlow1, W. Spiessl2,*, S. Hoch2,*, T. C. Luth1
  • 1: Dept. Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology, Technische Universitat Munchen, Garching, Germany
  • 2: Human-Machine-Interaction Group, BMW Group Research and Technology, Munich, Germany
*Contact email: Lorenzo.DAngelo@tum.de, Wolfgang.Spiessl@bmw.de, Stefan.Hoch@bmw.de

Abstract

In this contribution, a system for unobtrusive acquisition and processing of vital parameters using car-integrated sensors and processing devices is presented for the first time. The system consists of a steering wheel with integrated sensors, sensor processing and wireless communication interface and a portable monitoring unit for wireless data reception, display and interface to the car information system. A great effort is done worldwide to develop technical solutions helping elderly people to keep mobile and thus autonomous, including monitoring vital signs for patients needing continuous medical care or preventive solutions allowing regular health checks. In-car vital signs monitoring is a good approach to solve this problem. This solution focuses on the effective integration of display solutions and few sensors for an improved usability and lowering of the system-related driver's distraction.