In responding to the health care demand of the senior citizens, our institute works with Tri-Service General Hospital to develop cardiac rehabilitation supporting smart textile system. Fabric-based ECG electrode in medical equipment level is developed to combine with sport functional fabric and clothing pattern creating wearable ECG electrode smart clothing system. The integratiom of Bluetooth heart rate monitoring module and "health prescription" APP allows patients achieve the effectiveness of health promotion through home exercise. Health Prescription APP is an exercise training voice feedback system "health prescription" developed with Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Tri-Service General Hospital. After evaluated by the physiatrist in the hospital, the patient can desigh the training procedure, the feedback on training strengh will be provided to the patient in real time to achieve the purpose of precision exercise.
1. Smart textile system almost has no difference in the tolerance of hospital system (standard), and it is with good validity.
2. The comparison between using smart texile and doing exercise at home reveals the physiological index of excerise-cardiovascular fitness (VO2), load wattage (work), pulmonary function index (FEV1/FVC), and the walking activity levels all present outstanding improvement. Life quality is improved as well.
3. The real-time feedback and safety monitoring efficiency for the case management are enhanced to achieve seamless medical care as well as understand the insufficient strengh of home excercise training implemented bu patients with multiple chronic diseases in the real practice. It reveals the recognition on exercise training among the public in the community should be carried out and educated continuously.
Taiwan Textile Research Institute
Tri-Service General Hospital