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Wearable for Health and Fashion

Wearable for Health and Fashion
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Author(s): Lambert Spaanenburg (Comoray, Sweden)and Walter Jansen (RacePlan, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 8
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch573


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Microelectronics is shrinking health equipment in size, cost and operability, thereby moving it from the medical to the consumer market. A typical example is the oximeter. Originally, it was the bulky helper of the anaesthetist in the operating theatre, but gradually it has become a routine check for hospital admittance and is rapidly shaped as a simple consumer item, similar to a smart thermometer. The mobile platform such as the smart phone is the typical carrier for such small, embedded oximeter intelligence. Monolithic sensors drive the advance of a plethora of sensors allowing a variety of health monitoring opportunities. Where the phone is too restrictive, set-up items and wireless connected accessories can be applied. Gradually a new class of wearable, such as smart watch, appears in the health arena, being both functional and fashionable.

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