Screen printed capacitive free-standing cantilever beams used as a motion detector for wearable sensors
Wei, Yang, Torah, Russel, Yang, Kai, Beeby, Steve and Tudor, John (2012) Screen printed capacitive free-standing cantilever beams used as a motion detector for wearable sensors [in special issue: 26th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, EUROSENSOR 2012] Procedia Engineering, 47, pp. 165-169. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2012.09.110).
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This paper reports the screen printing of free-standing cantilever beams on to fabric, for use as motion detectors. Such low cost motion detectors could be used in clothing as activity monitors to indicate if the wearer is unconscious in safety critical applications, e.g. a fireman in a building. We have fabricated capacitive free-standing cantilevers by screen printing sacrificial and structural materials onto a fabric substrate. In this paper, these devices are used as motion detectors which are mounted and tested on a human forearm alongside a commercial accelerometer, for comparison. The results show the feasibility of using a fabric based cantilever to indicate that the wearer is moving.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2012.09.110|
|Keywords:||smart fabrics, low temperature sacrificial technology, motion detector, screen printing|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2012 17:33|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2017 06:21|
Micro fabrication production technology for MEMS on new emerging smart textiles/flexibles (MICROFLEX)
Funded by: European Commission - FP7 (211335)
1 November 2008 to 31 October 2012
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