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Wearable sensing application- carbon dioxide monitoring for emergency personnel using wearable sensors

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The development of wearable sensing technologies is a great challenge which is being addressed by the Proetex FP6 project (www.proetex.org). Its main aim is the development of wearable sensors to improve the safety and efficiency of emergency personnel. This will be achieved by continuous, real-time monitoring of vital signs, posture, activity, and external hazards surrounding emergency workers. We report here the development of carbon dioxide (CO 2) sensing boot by incorporating commercially available CO 2 sensor with a wireless platform into the boot assembly. Carefully selected commercially available sensors have been tested. Some of the key characteristics of the selected sensors are high selectivity and sensitivity, robustness and the power demand. This paper discusses some of the results of CO 2 sensor tests and sensor integration with wireless data transmission.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Radu, T., Fay, C., Lau, K. T., Waite, R., & Diamond, D. (2009). Wearable sensing application- carbon dioxide monitoring for emergency personnel using wearable sensors. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 58, 80-83.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79954468494

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 80

End Page


  • 83

Volume


  • 58

Abstract


  • The development of wearable sensing technologies is a great challenge which is being addressed by the Proetex FP6 project (www.proetex.org). Its main aim is the development of wearable sensors to improve the safety and efficiency of emergency personnel. This will be achieved by continuous, real-time monitoring of vital signs, posture, activity, and external hazards surrounding emergency workers. We report here the development of carbon dioxide (CO 2) sensing boot by incorporating commercially available CO 2 sensor with a wireless platform into the boot assembly. Carefully selected commercially available sensors have been tested. Some of the key characteristics of the selected sensors are high selectivity and sensitivity, robustness and the power demand. This paper discusses some of the results of CO 2 sensor tests and sensor integration with wireless data transmission.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Radu, T., Fay, C., Lau, K. T., Waite, R., & Diamond, D. (2009). Wearable sensing application- carbon dioxide monitoring for emergency personnel using wearable sensors. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 58, 80-83.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79954468494

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 80

End Page


  • 83

Volume


  • 58