A technology in which noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors is being developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) in Berlin, Germany.
The signals can be converted and displayed visually using software, presenting a high-performance addition to the traditional stethoscope. As a result, patients outside of intensive care units can be monitored continuously, which increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient’s quality of life.
For the full story, see the October 2022 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.
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