The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications

Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications
Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications
This paper reports, for the first time, a dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for wearable creative applications. The entire proximity sensor is dispenser printed onto a woven polyester/cotton fabric which is the predominant fabric used for clothing. Dispenser printing of electronic functions on fabric allows for significantly greater design freedom compared to weaving or knitting. In addition, it is a digital printing process and therefore does not require additional masks or screens compared with more traditional screen or gravure printing techniques. The printed proximity sensors are tested using an Arduino micro-controller, used throughout the smart fabrics industry, and the results show that the printed sensors detect the proximity of a human hand or limb and can therefore be used for, or integrated within, existing smart fabrics allowing interactivity.
Wei, Yang
c6d13914-4f35-459c-8c25-8f8b77b7c5b3
Torah, Russel
7147b47b-db01-4124-95dc-90d6a9842688
Li, Yi
76dfac3c-5e81-4b4e-8887-98e9d91dd119
Tudor, John
46eea408-2246-4aa0-8b44-86169ed601ff
Wei, Yang
c6d13914-4f35-459c-8c25-8f8b77b7c5b3
Torah, Russel
7147b47b-db01-4124-95dc-90d6a9842688
Li, Yi
76dfac3c-5e81-4b4e-8887-98e9d91dd119
Tudor, John
46eea408-2246-4aa0-8b44-86169ed601ff

Wei, Yang, Torah, Russel, Li, Yi and Tudor, John (2015) Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications At 2015 Symposium on Design Test Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, France. 27 - 30 Apr 2015. 4 pp.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

This paper reports, for the first time, a dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for wearable creative applications. The entire proximity sensor is dispenser printed onto a woven polyester/cotton fabric which is the predominant fabric used for clothing. Dispenser printing of electronic functions on fabric allows for significantly greater design freedom compared to weaving or knitting. In addition, it is a digital printing process and therefore does not require additional masks or screens compared with more traditional screen or gravure printing techniques. The printed proximity sensors are tested using an Arduino micro-controller, used throughout the smart fabrics industry, and the results show that the printed sensors detect the proximity of a human hand or limb and can therefore be used for, or integrated within, existing smart fabrics allowing interactivity.

PDF PID3580123.pdf - Author's Original
Download (296kB)

More information

Published date: April 2015
Venue - Dates: 2015 Symposium on Design Test Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, France, 2015-04-27 - 2015-04-30
Organisations: EEE

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 377189
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377189
PURE UUID: 2eaa8739-5b61-4087-b32d-848a5932660f
ORCID for Yang Wei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6195-8595

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Jun 2015 10:46
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:03

Export record

Contributors

Author: Yang Wei ORCID iD
Author: Russel Torah
Author: Yi Li
Author: John Tudor

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×