University of Twente Student Theses

Login

Continuous monitoring of respiration with the Hexoskin smart shirt to detect dynamic hyperinflation in COPD patients, the CHOPIN study

Leuteren, R. van (2016) Continuous monitoring of respiration with the Hexoskin smart shirt to detect dynamic hyperinflation in COPD patients, the CHOPIN study.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Restricted until December 2017.

2MB
Abstract:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common pulmonary diseases in the world with high morbidity, mortality and health costs. Patients suffer from many symptoms and decreased physical capabilities. Dynamic hyperinflation (DH), a hyperinflation of the lungs during exercise due to the airflow limitation in COPD, is a factor that is held responsible for dyspnoea. A better understanding and ability to detect DH could alter treatment of COPD patients. This may delay the progression of the disease. However, current techniques to detect and quantify DH are not commonly used in clinical practice and interpretation of the results is difficult. No continuous monitoring tool is available for DH registration. In this thesis a smart shirt is assessed for its ability to fill this gap. Backgrounds on the physiology of DH in COPD and the working mechanisms of the shirt lead to a few basic experiments. These experiments are the prelude to a clinical case-control pilot study in which the shirt is further tested. The correlation of the shirt to current lung function equipment is determined and an algorithm is developed to detect DH. The thesis closes with a discussion considering the usability of the shirt in COPD care.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:06 documentary information, 33 physics, 44 medicine
Programme:Technical Medicine MSc (60033)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70888
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page