Wearable sensing modalities for a neck-based health monitoring system
Burnham, Daniel Scott
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Advances in modern medicine have led to a decline of deaths among youth populations by introducing immunizations and effective treatments for infectious diseases which had previously resulted in high mortality rates. This decline has led to an increasingly aging population, which is estimated to be 20% of the population by 2030. This has led more chronic conditions in the population accounting for 75% of healthcare costs. One method of mitigating this medical burden is the use of personalized eHealth through wearable devices. In this work, a novel multimodal neck-worn device is presented for use in non-invasive health monitoring. A design of a platform for detection of vital signs accessible from the neck including digestive, circulatory respiratory and activity tracking is shown and preliminary results from data collection of wireless tracheal activity using multiple signal modalities is explored.