Applying noncontact sensing technology in the customized product design of smart clothes based on anthropometry

I. Jan Wang, Wei Ting Chang, Wen Hao Wu, Bor Shyh Lin*

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Electrocardiograms (ECGs) provide important information for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. In clinical practice, the conventional Ag/AgCl electrode is generally used; however, it is not suitable for long-term ECG measurement because of the risk of allergic reactions on the skin and the dying issue of electrolytic gels. In previous studies, several dry electrodes have been proposed to address these issues. However, most dry electrodes, which are the mode of conductive materials, have to contact the skin well and are easily affected by motion artifacts in daily life. In the smart clothes developed in this study, a noncontact electrode was used to assess the biopotential across the clothes to prevent skin irritation and discomfort. Moreover, a three-dimensional parametric model based on anthropometric data was built, and the technique of customized product design was introduced into the smart clothes development process to reduce the influence of motion arti-facts. The experimental results show that the proposed smart clothes can maintain a good ECG signal quality stably under motion from different activities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7978
Issue number23
StatePublished - 29 Nov 2021


  • Anthropometry
  • Customized product design
  • Dry electrode
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Motion artifact
  • Smart clothes


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