Flexible carbon nanotube nanocomposite sensor for multiple physiological parameter monitoring

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621061
Title:
Flexible carbon nanotube nanocomposite sensor for multiple physiological parameter monitoring
Authors:
Nag, Anindya; Mukhopadhyay, Subhas Chandra; Kosel, Jürgen ( 0000-0002-8998-8275 )
Abstract:
The paper presents the design, development, and fabrication of a flexible and wearable sensor based on carbon nanotube nanocomposite for monitoring specific physiological parameters. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was used as the substrate with a thin layer of a nanocomposite comprising functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and PDMS as electrodes. The sensor patch functionalized on strain-sensitive capacitive sensing from interdigitated electrodes which were patterned with a laser on the nanocomposite layer. The thickness of the electrode layer was optimized regarding strain and conductivity. The sensor patch was connected to a monitoring device from one end and attached to the body on the other for examining purposes. Experimental results show the capability of the sensor patch used to detect respiration and limb movements. This work is a stepping stone of the sensing system to be developed for multiple physiological parameters.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Nag A, Mukhopadhyay SC, Kosel J (2016) Flexible carbon nanotube nanocomposite sensor for multiple physiological parameter monitoring. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 251: 148–155. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2016.10.023.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
Issue Date:
16-Oct-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.sna.2016.10.023
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0924-4247
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, for providing the research facilities to design and fabricate the sensor patches. They would also thank Massey University, Palmerston North for providing the conditions to test the patches. They are also obliged to the people volunteered during the testing of the sensor patch.
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924424716307075
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dc.contributor.authorNag, Anindyaen
dc.contributor.authorMukhopadhyay, Subhas Chandraen
dc.contributor.authorKosel, Jürgenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T08:05:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-19T08:05:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-16en
dc.identifier.citationNag A, Mukhopadhyay SC, Kosel J (2016) Flexible carbon nanotube nanocomposite sensor for multiple physiological parameter monitoring. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 251: 148–155. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2016.10.023.en
dc.identifier.issn0924-4247en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.sna.2016.10.023en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621061-
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents the design, development, and fabrication of a flexible and wearable sensor based on carbon nanotube nanocomposite for monitoring specific physiological parameters. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was used as the substrate with a thin layer of a nanocomposite comprising functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and PDMS as electrodes. The sensor patch functionalized on strain-sensitive capacitive sensing from interdigitated electrodes which were patterned with a laser on the nanocomposite layer. The thickness of the electrode layer was optimized regarding strain and conductivity. The sensor patch was connected to a monitoring device from one end and attached to the body on the other for examining purposes. Experimental results show the capability of the sensor patch used to detect respiration and limb movements. This work is a stepping stone of the sensing system to be developed for multiple physiological parameters.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, for providing the research facilities to design and fabricate the sensor patches. They would also thank Massey University, Palmerston North for providing the conditions to test the patches. They are also obliged to the people volunteered during the testing of the sensor patch.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924424716307075en
dc.rights© 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licenseen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectPDMSen
dc.subjectcarbon nanotubesen
dc.subjectnanocompositeen
dc.subjectsensor patchen
dc.subjectrespirationen
dc.subjectlimb movementen
dc.titleFlexible carbon nanotube nanocomposite sensor for multiple physiological parameter monitoringen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalSensors and Actuators A: Physicalen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australiaen
kaust.authorKosel, Jürgenen
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