Design of an Electronic Chest-Band

R. Atakan, H. Acikgoz Tufan, H. Baskan, S. H. Eryuruk, N. Akalin, H. Kose, Y. Li, S. Kursun Bahadir, F. Kalaoglu

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In this study, an electronic chest strap prototype was designed for measuring fitness level, performance optimization, mobility and fall detection. Knitting technology is used for production by using highly elastic nylon yarn. In order to evaluate comfort performance of the garment, yarn strength and elongation, air permeability, moisture management and FAST tests (Fabric Assurance Fabric Testing) were carried out, respectively. After testing of textile part of the chest band, IMU sensors were integrated onto the garment by means of conductive yarns. Electrical conductivity of the circuit was also assessed at the end. Results indicated that the weight and the thickness of the product are relatively high for sports uses and it has a negative impact on comfort properties. However, it is highly stretchable and moisture management properties are still in acceptable values. From the perspective of possible application areas, developed smart chest band in this research could be used in sports facilities as well as health care applications for elderly and disabled people.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072002
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017
Event17th World Textile Conference: Shaping the Future of Textiles, AUTEX 2017 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 29 May 201731 May 2017

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