Digital Yarns Enabling Data Transmission and Health Wear with Biosensors

Author(s): Gi-Soo Chung, Hee-Cheol Kim.

Journal Name: Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology (Discontinued)
Formerly Recent Patents on Telecommunication

Volume 3 , Issue 1 , 2014

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Digital yarns or conductive yarns are the ones that enable data transmission. In particular, smart clothes woven by both ordinary and digital yarns are more than wears, and eventually become wearable and mobile computing devices. Emphasizing a high potentiality of such clothes, we firstly introduce digital yarn that we developed, presenting its characteristics and a way of assessing its data transmission performance. Secondly, this paper presents health wear with ECG sensors and a circuit connected by digital yarns. Finally, it discusses healthcare services that such clothes can provide users with.

Keywords: Body area network, cloud computing, data transmission, digital yarn, healthcare, smart clothes, wearable computer.

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VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2014
Page: [9 - 16]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2215081102666140623205607

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