Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers (1997)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 13, 1997 to Oct. 14, 1997
Eric J. Lind , NRaD
Sundaresan Jayaraman , Georgia Institute of Technology
Sungmee Park , Georgia Institute of Technology
Rangaswamy Rajamanickam , Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert Eisler , Mission Research Corporation
George Burghart , Mission Research Corporation
Tony McKee , ILC Dover
This program develops and demonstrates technologies useful for implementing a manageable cost effective systems approach to monitoring the medical condition of personnel by way of an instrumented uniform hereafter referred to as a Sensate Liner (SL). The SL consists of a form fitting garment which contains and interconnects sensing elements and devices to an electronics pack containing a processor and transmitter. The SL prototype requires fiber, textile, garment and sensor development. The SL textile consists of a mesh of electrically and optically conductive fibers integrated into the normal structure (woven or knitted) of fibers and yarns selected for comfort and durability. A suite of SL garment compatible embedded biological and physical sensors are then integrated into the SL. The initial SL sensor suite is selected to improve triage for combat casualties. Additional SL sensor concepts for medical monitoring will be discussed .
S. Jayaraman et al., "A Sensate Liner for Personnel Monitoring Applications," Digest of Papers. First International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1997, pp. 98.