Journal Article


Tomas Ward
Dermot Diamond
Noel E. O’Connor
Shirley Coyle
Edmond Mitchell


Computer Science

real time user interface remote monitoring low cost wearable sensors wearable system cystic fibrosis electronic engineering

Breathing Feedback System with Wearable Textile Sensors (2010)

Abstract Breathing exercises form an essential part of the treatment for respiratory illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Ideally these exercises should be performed on a daily basis. This paper presents an interactive system using a wearable textile sensor to monitor breathing patterns. A graphical user interface provides visual real-time feedback to patients. The aim of the system is to encourage the correct performance of prescribed breathing exercises by monitoring the rate and the depth of breathing. The system is straightforward to use, low-cost and can be installed easily within a clinical setting or in the home. Monitoring the user with a wearable sensor gives real-time feedback to the user as they perform the exercise, allowing them to perform the exercises independently. There is also potential for remote monitoring where the user’s overall performance over time can be assessed by a clinician.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Science & Engineering: Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

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Tomas Ward, Dermot Diamond, Noel E. O’Connor, Shirley Coyle, Edmond Mitchell

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Tomas Ward
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 189
Dermot Diamond
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 607
Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 86