Development of Wireless ECG Clothing for Dogs with Improved Signal Detection

신호 감지성이 향상된 반려견용 무선 심전도 측정 의복 개발

  • Kim, Soyoung (Advanced Material Research Center, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Lee, Okkyung (Research Institute of Human Ecology, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kwon, Eunsun (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Yejin (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Min, Seungnam (Dept. of Smart Safety System, Dongyang University) ;
  • Lee, Heeran (Dept. of Materials Design Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • 김소영 (금오공과대학교 신소재연구소) ;
  • 이옥경 (충남대학교 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 권은순 (충남대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 이예진 (충남대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 민승남 (동양대학교 스마트안전시스템학부) ;
  • 이희란 (금오공과대학교 소재디자인공학과)
  • Received : 2022.02.21
  • Accepted : 2022.06.27
  • Published : 2022.10.31


This study sought to develop clothing for a companion animal that can provide stable ECG measurements. A pattern for the smart clothing of a companion dog was manufactured using the replica method to select a location and method that best suited the stable measurement of ECG and improved the clothing's fitness. The smart clothing was developed as the following three types: strap type, top type, and combined top and vest type with a detachable wireless ECG monitor. The detection abilities of these were observed using the PQRST rate taken after ECG measurements while the three companion dogs were tested while resting and moving. The results revealed that apart from using an electrode, applying a gel pad is the most effective way to achieve stable ECG measurements, and the central chest region is more reliable than the left armpit for providing steady readings. The combined top and vest type showed the highest average ECG PQRST detection number, meaning that the ECG signal measurement was steady. These results may contribute to the measurement of ECG in smartwear for U-Healthcare to measure other biometric data of a companion dog.