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Fabric-based strain sensors for measuring movement in wearable telemonitoring applications

Fabric-based strain sensors for measuring movement in wearable telemonitoring applications
Fabric-based strain sensors for measuring movement in wearable telemonitoring applications
This paper summarises preliminary work comparing conductive yarns, knitting structures and yarn compositions in order to integrate smart sensor strips into a surrounding garment as a kinematic measurement tool. The conductive areas of the garment were to be used as a strain-sensitive material; ultimately measuring knee joint movement. In total, thirty sample fabrics were developed using conductive yarns; six of which were chosen to be tested for responsiveness during repeated strain. Preliminary tests showed good levels of responsiveness to strain and acceptable levels of recovery
wearable, smart textiles, joint angle, movement, measurement
Metcalf, Cheryl
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Cranny, Andrew
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Hallett, Georgie
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James, Christopher
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Adams, Jo
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Chappell, Paul
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White, Neil
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Burridge, Jane
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Metcalf, Cheryl
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James, Christopher
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Adams, Jo
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Chappell, Paul
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White, Neil
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Metcalf, Cheryl, Collie, Stewart, Cranny, Andrew, Hallett, Georgie, James, Christopher, Adams, Jo, Chappell, Paul, White, Neil and Burridge, Jane (2009) Fabric-based strain sensors for measuring movement in wearable telemonitoring applications At Assisted Living 2009. 24 - 25 Mar 2009.

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This paper summarises preliminary work comparing conductive yarns, knitting structures and yarn compositions in order to integrate smart sensor strips into a surrounding garment as a kinematic measurement tool. The conductive areas of the garment were to be used as a strain-sensitive material; ultimately measuring knee joint movement. In total, thirty sample fabrics were developed using conductive yarns; six of which were chosen to be tested for responsiveness during repeated strain. Preliminary tests showed good levels of responsiveness to strain and acceptable levels of recovery

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Published date: March 2009
Venue - Dates: Assisted Living 2009, 2009-03-24 - 2009-03-25
Keywords: wearable, smart textiles, joint angle, movement, measurement

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Local EPrints ID: 67239
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67239
PURE UUID: 23fbe094-09c3-4084-97e1-177e1e09fd5a
ORCID for Neil White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452
ORCID for Jane Burridge: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-6725

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Date deposited: 02 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:20

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Author: Cheryl Metcalf
Author: Stewart Collie
Author: Andrew Cranny
Author: Georgie Hallett
Author: Christopher James
Author: Jo Adams
Author: Paul Chappell
Author: Neil White ORCID iD
Author: Jane Burridge ORCID iD

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