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Continuous monitoring of hypothermia in elderly people by the novel integrated wearable sensor system based on cellulose hydrogel and metallic nanowires

Project description

Wearable sensors detect hypothermia in elderly patients

Older adults are vulnerable to hypothermia. An exceptionally low body temperature for an older person can cause many health problems ranging from a heart attack to liver damage or worse. For this reason, it is important to monitor hypothermia in the elderly. Wearable sensors could help provide long-term continuous recordings of electrophysiological activity to detect hypothermia at early stages. The EU-funded WEARSENSNANO project will develop an integrated wearable temperature and pressure/strain sensor based on solution processable nanowires and cellulose hydrogel to monitor hypothermia in the elderly and improve patient outcomes.

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Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 202 680,96