Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

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

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
wearable system biomedical engineering information technology wearable sensors feedback well being muscle weakness blood pressure interactive computer systems

Wearable sensors and feedback system to improve breathing technique (2009)

Abstract Breathing is an important factor in our well-being as it oxygenates the body, revitalizes organs, cells and tissues. It is a unique physiological system in that it is both voluntary and involuntary. By breathing in a slow, deep and regular manner, the heartbeat become smooth and regular, blood pressure normalizes, stress hormones drop, and muscles relax. Breathing techniques are important for athletes to improve performance and reduce anxiety during competitions. Patients with respiratory illnesses often tend to take shallow short breaths causing chest muscle weakness, reduced oxygen circulation, shortness of breath and fatigue. Proper breathing exercises can help to reduce these symptoms as well as strengthen muscles, improve posture and mental ability. This work presents a wearable system which monitors breathing technique and provides straightforward feedback to the user through a graphical interface.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Chemical Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Biomedical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Unpublished
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information technology
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

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

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Tomas Ward
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Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
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