Textile and Apparel Science

Fire Fighter Safety: ECG Monitoring via Apparel

  • Shu Hwa Lin (University of Hawai'i)
  • Ching I Lai (National Yunlin University of Science &Technology, Taiwan)
  • Lynn M. Boorady (Oklahoma State University)


Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring becomes essential for continued good health related to heart conditions using smart clothing design. Fire fighters are a high-risk group working in a high stress environment and need a specially designed smart clothing solution to monitor their health. For this project, smart clothing was created aimed at developing solutions to support the management of heart disease as well as provide support for daily health monitoring for fire fighters.

Keywords: ECG, Heat-stress, Firefighter

How to Cite:

Lin, S., Lai, C. & Boorady, L. M., (2019) “Fire Fighter Safety: ECG Monitoring via Apparel”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8462

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Published on
15 Dec 2019