Smart Clothes & Patient Monitoring (drawbacks (Accuracy of the…
Smart Clothes & Patient Monitoring
How do they work?
Smart clothes use heart rate sensor to detect useful information like heart rate
Smart clothes contain microprocessor which has set value
Sensor is analog which needs to be converted to digital using analog to digital converter
Smart clothes need to be connected to an internet enabled device to set it up proprerly
built in navigation allows you to travel around hands-free — with vibrations on the shoulder indicating which direction you should go once you've entered a destination into your device.
Data from smart clothes will need to be stored in another external device using internet or bluetooth connection
biosensing silver fibers woven into the shirt. Biometric data is stored and can be manipulated on an app through a smartphone or tablet. The shirt can track the amount of calories burned and the intensity of the movements in your workout.
preset value. if heart rate goes beyond a certain amount it would give a instant feed back
Social and Ethical
In future, smart clothes may be the new fashion trend
the technology can be improve: increase in battery, ever-increasing processor speed, ceaseless Internet connectivity and clever software programming
In future, normal clothes may get discontinued because no one would wear it anymore which can cause some brands to manufacture more smart clothes
Athletes may change to smart clothes because it collects data which can be used to improve their performance
In future, more brands will develop smart clothes extension like smart watch to allow the technology to work together
More jobs created to develop smart clothes since big clothing companies will need to focus in this area
More public places will have a charging area for smart clothes because everyone would be wearing it and it won't work if not charged
Users safety: battery and sensors are place on users body and may heat up/explode
reliability: GPS can be unreliable and might not pick up the right direction
Security: The servers where all of the data is stored might not be secure enough so users with unauthorized access could access all of the personal information that is given with the account
The comfort level of the consumers
privacy: data is stored in a computerized database where medical staff can access. data stored can include personal information. if not use properly this data can be use by the staff inappropriate ways and gain unauthorized access
Reliability: The accuracy of the sensors may not be good. Also some sensors may have a malfunction or may not be as accurate as other ones
whether it is worth switching to smart clothes as opposed to wearable technology that is already popular in the market (smart watch).
equality of access: not everyone are able to buy and use smart clothes
There is less clothing and accessories needed to measure and control heart rate, skin temp etc.
can monitor condition and give instant feedback
can provide reminders and alerts
reduce costs as the patient does not have to go to a hospital for checkup as often
data can be backup therefore its much harder to lose than paper record
There is more are being monitored so an athlete gets a better reading
able to track and monitor many things at a time not just heart rate
Stakeholders+relationship in tech
Managers and owner
: They're main goal is to maximize profits of the business, and make sure that their products are safe to use, and that their data of their users are secure
Customers and consumers
: They want to know if the clothes \they are wearing are worth their money and that the data stored on the devices are secure from unauthorized users. They use the clothing to monitor their physical forms
The developers of product:
They are the ones that make and design the product and they ensure the safety of the users and make it user friendly.
: They want to make the product properly so they can keep their jobs and keep the product safe to use for the customer.
: They want to make sure that the users data is safe so no legal actions will be made.
Other smart clothing businesses: there will be a competition between businesses which aim to attract more customers
need batteries therefore it need to be charge. if not the device wont work.
Smart clothes are expensive
Smart clothes can be bad for your health since it sends out radio wave which can give you cancer
Accuracy of the measurement may be low
If the data is wrong , it may affect the stakeholders. For example, if the heart rate are higher than it should be; stakeholders may think that they might have decease or problem with their body.
You cannot wear smart clothes in water since it has electrical componets
Not everyone will have access to this clothing due to cost implications
constant monitoring such as counting your steps may cause psychological damage to the patients
There isn't a way of notifying the users when they had too much exercise
Smart clothing can cause skin irritation