Composite elastic and wire fabric for physiological monitoring apparel

  • US 6,341,504 B1
  • Filed: 01/31/2001
  • Issued: 01/29/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A composite fabric construction for use in apparel of the type used for monitoring physiological parameters comprising:

  • (a) an elongated band of elastic material which is stretchable in the longitudinal direction; and

    (b) at least one conductive wire incorporated with said elastic fabric band in a prescribed curved pattern extending along said longitudinal direction, wherein stretching or contracting of the fabric changes the curved pattern of the wire, and thus changes the inductance of the wire.

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