The Study of Combining Wearable Devices and External Counterpulsation Technologies for Heart Failure

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


The goal of this study is to develop a home-based ECP (External Counter Pulsation, ECP) device for cardiovascular disease. There are four key technologies including Intelligent Body Sensor Technologies, Conductive fiber Technologies, Wireless Communication Technologies and EPC control algorithms. The research goals include two parts: (1) To develop the Smart Clothes: The main goal is to develop the smart clothes made from conductive fibers which can detect the ECG signal. We also develop the algorithm to analyze ECG wave signals. These analysis results will be a indicator to control ECP automatically. (2) To develop the ECP Devices: ECP device calculate 6 cuffs pressurization time sequence in different position including calf, lower thigh and upper thigh. Repeat this action for an hour per day, 30 days one month, can improve health. Our systems try to help patients suffered by cardiovascular, hypertension and hypotension disease to have a better life.

Project IDs

Project ID:PB10408-5736
External Project ID:MOST104-2221-E182-020
Effective start/end date01/08/1531/07/16


  • Smart Cloth
  • Conductive Fiber Technologies
  • External Counter Pulsation


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