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Decreasing Power Consumption of a Medical E-textile
In this paper we present a novel design of a wearable electronic textile. After defining a special application, we used the specifications of some low power, tiny elements including sensors, microcontrollers, transceivers, and a fault tolerant special topology to have the most reliability as well as low power consumption and longer lifetime. We have considered two different conditions as normal and bodily critical conditions and set priorities for using different sensors in various conditions to have a longer effective lifetime.
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[1] D. Marculescu, R. Marculescu, N. Zamora, M. Jones, P. Kholsa, S. Park, S. Jayaraman, S. Jung, C. Lauterbach, W. Weber, T. Kirstein, D. Cottot, J. Grzyb, G. Tröster, T. Martin and Z. Nakad, "Electronic textiles: A Platform for Pervasive Computing," in Proc. IEEE; VOL.91; NO.12, pp.1993-2018, Dec. 2003.
[2] D. Marcuescu, R. Marcuescu, and P. Kholsa;" Challenges and Opportunities in Electronic Textiles Modeling and Optimization";DAC June 2002, New Orleans, L.A, USA, 2002.
[3] T. Sheikh," Modeling of Power Consumption and Fault Tolerance for Electronic Textile", MSC thesis for electrical engineering submitted to the faculty of Electrical and Computer engineering, Blacksburg, VA, 2003.
[4] Z. S. Nakad," Architectures for E-textiles"; PhD thesis submitted to the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Computer engineering, Dec.2003.
[5] R. Jafari," Medical Embedded Systems"; PhD thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of California Los Angeles in Computer Science; 2006.
[6] A. Golding and N. Lesh," Indoor Navigation Using a Diverse Set of Cheap Wearable Sensors"; in ISWC, pp. 29-36, 1999.
[7] K. V. Laerhoven and O. Cakmakci, \What shall we teach our pants?" in Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Wearable Computing. ISWC 2000, pp. 77-83, October 2000.
[8] J. Edmison, M. Jones, Z. Nakad, and T. Martin;" Using piezoelectric materials for wearable electronic textiles", Proceedings of Sixth International Symposium on Wearable Computers, (ISWC 2002), pp. 41-48, 2002.
[10] F.carpi, D.De Rossi; "Electroactive Polymer-Based Devices for e- Textiles in Biomedecine"; IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedecine, VOL.9, No.4, pp.297-318, Dec.2005.
[15] P.L. Lo B., S. Thiemjarus, R. King and G. Z. Yang; "Body Sensor Network - A Wireless Sensor Platform for Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring"; Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus 180 Queen-s Gate, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom.
[16] C. Park, P.H. Chou; "Eco: Ultra-wearable and Expandable Wireless Sensor Platform"; in Third International Workshop on Body Sensor Networks (BSN2006), April 2006.
[19] C.Park, P.H.Chou, Y. Bai, R. Matthews, and A. Hibbs; "An Ultra- Wearable, Wireless, Low Power ECG Monitoring System"; Quantum Applied Science & Research (QUASAR), Inc & University of California, Irvine, CA. USA, 2006.
[20] C. Lombriser, N. B. Bharatula, D. Roggen, G. Tröster," On-Body Activity Recognition in a Dynamic Sensor Network"; Wearable Computing Lab ETH Z├╝rich, Z├╝rich, Switzerland,2007.
[22] I. Locher, T. Kirstein, and G. Troster; "Routing Methods Adapted to ETextiles"; Wearable Computing Laboratory; ETH Zurich; Switzerland; 2004.
[23] Ptolemy Project, Ptolemy II Heterogeneous Concurrent Modeling and Design in Java,UC Berkeley.
[24] T. Martin, M. Jones, J. Edmison, T. Sheikh, and Z. Nakad, "Modeling and Simulating Electronic Textile Applications", LTES- 04, ACM, Washington, DC, USA, June11-13, 2004.
[25] C.M. Zeh; "Softwear: A Flexible Design Framework for Electronic Textile Systems"; Master-s thesis in Computer Engineering; Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University, April 2006.
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