Advances in medical technology has made it easier for doctors and nurses to perform 24/7 medical surveillance on patients, especially those with chronic illnesses require constant monitoring. However, such monitoring equipment are usually bulky and have many wires hanging around, causing hindrance and discomfort to the patient.
In their research for a more comfortable way to monitor a patient's health, especially in constrained spaces such as a long-haul flight, a research team from the University of Singapore proposed a point-of-care system with wearable chest belts for detection of ECG, breath, and motion signals, combined with a designed algorithm to classify sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome for airlines.
The prototype for the wearable chest belt was created with the aid of the LPKF ProtoLaser U4, a versatile laser prototyping machine suitable for in-house prototyping and design. This enabled the team to integrate a power supply, a communication module, a signal processing module, the main control chip, and the memory, onto a removable controller box.
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