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Biometric and Biosensory Intelligent Tight Fit Garment System

Sweat is a liquid secreted by the sweat glands, which contains numerous biological information that is closely related to human health. By analyzing the biochemical indicators of sweat and skin moisture, the user can monitor the concentration of biomarkers and help understand and improve health conditions. Different from blood analysis, sweat monitoring is non-invasive and safe. Wearable “body fluid” monitor and diagnosis are being attracted attention of high-tech industries and emerging smart markets, but it is currently limited to wristbands or partial patches at individual sites and no commercial product is available. Based on the cyber physical systems (CPS), the project aims to develop a biometric and biosensing intelligent wearable clothing system. Using advanced knitting technology, the newly designed microfluidic sweat transducers, skin moisture sensors, data acquisition and controller modules will be ergonomically integrated with a functional flexible tight-fit sportswear, to form a new intelligent BBIG system, to realize real time test, monitor and diagnosis of body moisture/sweat status (skin water content, sweat sodium ion content, and skin pH value) under “sweating” and “non-sweating” conditions in different zones of the active human body. The BBIG system will indicate athlete's health status, such as dehydration, swelling, and physical status, etc., and will provide an innovative “body fluid” smart wearable modality for daily health monitoring and protection, which is promising to fill in the gap and further extend technical textile industry to wide applications in public health and service domains.

Project No. (ITC) ITP/097/18TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Dr. Rong Liu
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 1,583,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2018-03-31
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2021-09-30
Sponsors
Chemtax Industrial Co. Ltd.
Health Pathways Group Ltd.