Application for rehabilitation medicine using wearable textile “hitoe”

Takayuki Ogasawara, Kenichi Matsunaga, Hiroki Ito, Masahiko Mukaino

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NTT, Toray Industries, Inc., Fujita Health University, and NTT DOCOMO have begun trials on patient rehabilitation support using the functional material called “hitoe,” which can take continuous measurements of biological data simply by having patients wear it. As innovation progresses in medical and nursing care, it is necessary to improve the quality of rehabilitation, especially for elderly patients, in the recovery progress and return to daily life, and in preventing the recurrence of debilitation. This article introduces new initiatives to develop wearable technology in light of these social issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalNTT Technical Review
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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