Smart clothing for electronic healthcare system “E-clothing”

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Basic information:

Project title: Smart clothing for electronic healthcare system “E-clothing”
Identification number of the project: APVV-18-0167
Duration of the project: 01.07.2019 – 30.06.2021
Applicant: University of Žilina
Co-operating institution: VÚTCH-CHEMITEX, spol. s r.o., Žilina
Responsible investigator:  prof. Ing. Ladislav Janoušek, PhD.

Characteristics of the project:

Project objective responds to the long-term predictions of social development in the Slovak Republic and Europe in the course of next 20 – 30 years, showing that cardiovascular diseases belong to civilization diseases of the 21st century and percentage of people with this disease will continue to increase. Disability caused by cardiovascular disease can be reduced by soon diagnostics, suitable management of the disease, rehabilitation and prevention. Therefore, project result should contribute to specific prevention and diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases using multifunctional biotelemetric smart clothing for the electronic healthcare system. The submitted project proposal will focuse on development of technology to manufacture such clothing with centralized integrated circuit and own mobile application, designed for monitoring, transfer, recording and evaluation of bioelectric signal in a form of electrocardiogram (ECG), body temperature and patient position monitoring in real time. The manufacture will be verified in the frame of the project as well.