A highly sensitive graphene woven fabric strain sensor for wearable wireless musical instruments

Xu Liu, Chen Tang, Xiaohan Du, Shuai Xiong, Siyuan Xi, Yuefeng Liu, Xi Shen, Qingbin Zheng, Zhenyu Wang, Ying Wu, Andrew Horner, Jang Kyo Kim

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Highly flexible and sensitive strain sensors are essential components of wearable electronic devices. Herein, we present a novel graphene woven fabric (GWF)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite as a highly flexible, sensitive strain sensor capable of detecting feeble human motions with an extremely high piezoresistive gauge factor of 223 at a strain of 3% and excellent durability. A wireless wearable musical instrument prototype made of the composite sensor demonstrates conversion of human motions to music of different instruments and sounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Horizons
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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