From wearable to aware: Intrinsically conductive electrotextiles for human strain/stress sensing

Hui Zhang, Xiaoming Tao

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Abstract

An idea on designing intrinsically electrical conductive textile-based strain sensor is presented in this paper. Textile structure endows this sensor flexible, deformable, breathable property that is really wearable. The sensing mechanism is investigated theoretically and experimentally to find the guidelines when designing a textile strain sensor. The electrical conducting mechanisms of yarn and fabric are modeled by using circuit network to analyze the key elements contributing to the fabric sensor. It is found that the contact resistance, which is caused by two contacting fibers or yarns, created and determined by the structures of fabric, is the key factor contributing to the sensing mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Grand Challenge of Health Informatics, BHI 2012
Pages468-471
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2012
EventIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2012. In Conj. with the 8th Int. Symp.on Medical Devices and Biosensors and the 7th Int. Symp. on Biomedical and Health Engineering - Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 Jan 20127 Jan 2012

Conference

ConferenceIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2012. In Conj. with the 8th Int. Symp.on Medical Devices and Biosensors and the 7th Int. Symp. on Biomedical and Health Engineering
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong and Shenzhen
Period2/01/127/01/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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