Design of a Long Sleeve T-Shirt with ECG and EMG for Athletes and Rehabilitation Patients

  • André Paiva
  • André Catarino
  • Hélder Carvalho
  • Octavian Postolache
  • Gabriela Postolache
  • Fernando Ferreira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 505)


Considering the importance of strength training in sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, an e-textile system that assists the athlete’s training and rehabilitation was designed. This paper reports the construction of a prototype of a T-shirt with embedded textile electrodes to monitor cardiac and muscle activity. Signal tests were conducted and are presented. It is the authors’ intention to study and integrate other textile sensors that may provide useful information to the user.


e-textile Smart clothing Wearables Strength training Rehabilitation 



This work was supported by Project “Deus ex Machina”, NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000026, funded by CCDRN, through Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Cientifica e Tecnológica (Projetos Estruturados I&D&I) of Programa Operacional Regional do Norte, Portugal 2020 and by project TailorPhy, PTDC/DTP-DES/6776/2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Textile Science and TechnologyUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Institute of TelecommunicationsInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Universidade AtlânticaOeirasPortugal

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