Design of a Smart Garment for Cycling

  • André Paiva
  • Daniel Vieira
  • Joana Cunha
  • Hélder CarvalhoEmail author
  • Bernardo Providência
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 505)


Given the premise that cycling encourages a healthy lifestyle and promotes wellbeing, this paper describes the design process for the development of a cycling garment, with embedded electrodes for heart rate measurement to further widen the possibilities of health and performance monitoring, in a practical and unobtrusive way. Electrodes were produced and tested, using different textile materials and techniques. Signal measurement is based on the BBB Y8YBH20 heart rate monitor and performance tests were done using the Polar Beat mobile app. Finally, a prototype of the garment is presented.


E-textile Wearables Smart textiles Cycling wear Design 



This work is financed by FEDER funds through the Competitivity Factors Operational Programme – COMPETE, by national funds through FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology within the scope of the project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007136 and by TSSiPRO-NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000015 funded by the regional operational program NORTE 2020, under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Landscapes, Heritage and Territory LaboratoryUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Centre for Textile Science and TechnologyUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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