A physiological monitoring device for professional athlete training
Professional athletes have to train in the limit of their physical ability to maximize training effect. However this increase the danger of the injury or sometimes tragic accident, especially in a hot environment. So it is very important to monitor and control the load of training. The previous method includes chest belt type polar heart beat monitor and Wet Bulb Glove Temeperature (WBGT) instrument to monitor humidity and environmental temperature. However the athletes don’t like to wear chest belt because of the inconvenience of pressure. And the coaches does not have access to the information of the athletes in real-time. And for WBGT method only measures environmental condition while the condition can be even worse for athletes in suites as in American football.
An flexible adhesive patch type monitor has been developed for a training aid tool. Because of its form factor, it is more comfortable for user. And the current status of up to 16 players can be transmitted wirelessly to the coach within 300m range. The system measures the humidity, temperature, acceleration and heart beat rate. And the analysis algorithm is developed for agility and endurance index.
- Duck Gun Park; Seung Chul Shin; Sung Won Kang; Youn Tae Kim, "Development of Flexible Self Adhesive Patch for Professional Heat Stress Monitoring Service," Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2005. IEEE-EMBS 2005. 27th Annual International Conference of the , vol., no., pp.3789-3792, 17-18 Jan. 2006 [PDF]
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- Duck Gun Park and Hee Chan Kim, “Comparative study of telecommunication methods for emergency telemedicine,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 9, pp.300-303 (2003) [PDF]
- 2001 2nd award in student paper competition in Korean Society of Biomedical Engineering