4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"

Research Article

Wearable Biosignal Monitoring System for Newborns

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257403,
        author={Paolo Perego and Giuseppe Andreoni and Rinaldo Zanini and Roberto Bell\'{u}},
        title={Wearable Biosignal Monitoring System for Newborns},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={wearable monitoring; newborns acceptability test textile electrodes smart garment},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257403}
    }
    
  • Paolo Perego
    Giuseppe Andreoni
    Rinaldo Zanini
    Roberto Bellù
    Year: 2014
    Wearable Biosignal Monitoring System for Newborns
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257403
Paolo Perego1,*, Giuseppe Andreoni1, Rinaldo Zanini2, Roberto Bellù2
  • 1: Politecnico di Milano
  • 2: Az.Osp. Provincia di Lecco “A. Manzoni” Lecco
*Contact email: paolo.perego@polimi.it

Abstract

In the last decade, the trends in the development and management of national healthcare service are focused telemedicine with the aim of cost reduction. Telemedicine can be useful to reduce cost thanks to early de-hospitalization and diagnosis. These development drivers can be achieved only through the use of new technology oriented to the production of low cost product, which can be integrated with existing system in order to improve monitoring quality and possibility. The application of these technologies on sensible aspects, as newborn monitoring, has to face the main issue of user acceptability. This paper shows the application of a clinical protocol to a wearable system for monitoring the first two hours of life. The results underline the capability of textile electrodes for wearable monitoring and show a great acceptability by both parents and nursing staff.