4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Vital-Jacket®: A wearable wireless vital signs monitor for patients' mobility in cardiology and sports

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.899,
        author={Joao P. Silva Cunha and Bernardo Cunha and Antonio Sousa Pereira and William Xavier and Nuno Ferreira and Luis Meireles},
        title={Vital-Jacket®: A wearable wireless vital signs monitor for patients' mobility in cardiology and sports},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={wearable electronics; cardiology; sports; MDD42/93/CE certified.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.899}
    }
    
  • Joao P. Silva Cunha
    Bernardo Cunha
    Antonio Sousa Pereira
    William Xavier
    Nuno Ferreira
    Luis Meireles
    Year: 2010
    Vital-Jacket®: A wearable wireless vital signs monitor for patients' mobility in cardiology and sports
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.899
Joao P. Silva Cunha1,*, Bernardo Cunha1,*, Antonio Sousa Pereira1,*, William Xavier2,*, Nuno Ferreira2,*, Luis Meireles2,*
  • 1: IEET A/Dep. Electronics, Telecomm. and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2: Biodevices S.A., Aveiro, Portugal
*Contact email: jcunha@ieeta.pt, mbc@ieeta.pt, asp@ieeta.pt, william@biodevices.pt, nuno.ferreira@biodevices.pt, luis.meireles@biodevices.pt

Abstract

The Vital Jacket® (VJ) is a wearable vital signs monitoring system that joins textiles with microelectronics. After several years of development within the university lab, it has been licensed to a start-up company. Its evolutions have focused on cardiology and sports and scaled down from a jacket to a single T-shirt. The VJ manufacturing process has recently been certified to comply with the standards ISO9001 and ISO13485 and the cardiology version was approved as a Medical Device for the European market compliant with the MDD directive 42/93/CE, holding the CE1011 mark. The authors intend to wear VJs during the days of the congress to demonstrate its usefulness in first hand and will exemplify the different scenarios of use of this innovative wearable intelligent garment.