Design and Validation of a New Textile Technology for Monitoring Body Position and Respiration Signal

Many seniors are spending their time lying in bed or sitting in recumbent chairs because of chronic conditions that limit their mobility. It is crucial to assure that their position is changed regularly to prevent bedsores. Therefore, a monitoring system is required to not only remind the caregivers or family members to reposition the patients regularly but also to have a minimum interference with the patients’ normal lifestyles. The main goal of this study is to propose a smart bed sheet for capturing the body motions and positions as well as physiological data such as respiration rate in real time.

Faculty Supervisor:

Atena Roshan Fekr;Geoffrey Fernie


Lindsay Stern


Noxware Ltd.


Engineering - biomedical


Health care and social assistance


University of Toronto



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