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Fully printed wearable electrode textile for electrotherapy application

Fully printed wearable electrode textile for electrotherapy application
Fully printed wearable electrode textile for electrotherapy application
Electrotherapy is a common therapeutic treatment used in pain relief. This paper presents the materials and fabrication methods used to manufacture an electrode textile for electrotherapy application. The Young’s modulus of the electrode is 0.22 MPa. The electrode textile consists of conductive tracks sandwiched between an interface layer and an encapsulation layer, and an electrode layer printed directly on top of the conductive grid patterns. The interface, conductive silver, and encapsulation layers were directly printed on fabric using screen printing. The electrode layer was printed using stencil printing. The electrode textile can survive 10,000 bending cycles around a cylinder with a diameter of 30 mm and 20 washes in a commercial washing machine.
electrotherapy, E-textile, screen printing, stencil printing, electrode, durability
Liu, Meijing
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Glanc-Gostkiewicz, Monika
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Beeby, Stephen
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Yang, Kai
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Liu, Meijing
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Glanc-Gostkiewicz, Monika
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Beeby, Stephen
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Yang, Kai
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Liu, Meijing, Glanc-Gostkiewicz, Monika, Beeby, Stephen and Yang, Kai (2021) Fully printed wearable electrode textile for electrotherapy application. In MDPI proceedings. vol. 68, 5 pp . (doi:10.3390/proceedings2021068012).

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Abstract

Electrotherapy is a common therapeutic treatment used in pain relief. This paper presents the materials and fabrication methods used to manufacture an electrode textile for electrotherapy application. The Young’s modulus of the electrode is 0.22 MPa. The electrode textile consists of conductive tracks sandwiched between an interface layer and an encapsulation layer, and an electrode layer printed directly on top of the conductive grid patterns. The interface, conductive silver, and encapsulation layers were directly printed on fabric using screen printing. The electrode layer was printed using stencil printing. The electrode textile can survive 10,000 bending cycles around a cylinder with a diameter of 30 mm and 20 washes in a commercial washing machine.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 January 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 January 2021
Published date: 18 January 2021
Keywords: electrotherapy, E-textile, screen printing, stencil printing, electrode, durability

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Local EPrints ID: 445989
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445989
PURE UUID: 66663668-0fd8-4dc8-b485-21c58208112d
ORCID for Meijing Liu: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8334-7533
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:31
Last modified: 16 Jun 2021 01:58

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