Why The Upper Arm?...
Why The Upper Arm? Factors Contributing to the Design of an Accurate and Comfortable, Wearable Body Monitor
Wearable and ambulatory body monitors hold many obvious benefits for the future of public health. At the heart of the healthcare industry lies the unmet need for consumers, researchers and clinicians to continuously and accurately monitor physiological states of the body. This paper discusses in-depth the challenges and reasoning for the specific positioning and design of the SenseWearTM Armband and how the important and contradictory requirements of comfort and accuracy were reconciled in order to create a product that can collect continuous and accurate data for extended periods of time, outside of labs and hospitals.
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