A wearable tracking device inkjet-printed on textile

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623705
Title:
A wearable tracking device inkjet-printed on textile
Authors:
Krykpayev, Bauyrzhan ( 0000-0002-8032-3795 ) ; Farooqui, Muhammad Fahad ( 0000-0003-1335-2411 ) ; Bilal, Rana Muhammad; Vaseem, Mohammad; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
Despite the abundance of localization applications, the tracking devices have never been truly realized in E-textiles. Standard printed circuit board (PCB)-based devices are obtrusive and rigid and hence not suitable for textile based implementations. An attractive option would be direct printing of circuit layout on the textile itself, negating the use of rigid PCB materials. However, high surface roughness and porosity of textiles prevents efficient and reliable printing of electronics on textile. In this work, by printing an interface layer on the textile first, a complete localization circuit integrated with an antenna has been inkjet-printed on the textile for the first time. Printed conductive traces were optimized in terms of conductivity and resolution by controlling the number of over-printed layers. The tracking device determines the wearer's position using WiFi and this information can be displayed on any internet-enabled device, such as smart phone. The device is compact (55mm×45mm) and lightweight (22g with 500mAh battery) for people to comfortably wear it and can be easily concealed in case discretion is required. The device operates at 2.4GHz communicated up to a distance of 55m, with localization accuracy of up to 8m.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Krykpayev B, Farooqui MF, Bilal RM, Vaseem M, Shamim A (2017) A wearable tracking device inkjet-printed on textile. Microelectronics Journal 65: 40–48. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mejo.2017.05.010.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Microelectronics Journal
Issue Date:
20-May-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.mejo.2017.05.010
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0026-2692
Sponsors:
We acknowledge financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026269217300265
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKrykpayev, Bauyrzhanen
dc.contributor.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
dc.contributor.authorBilal, Rana Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorVaseem, Mohammaden
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T14:02:35Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-24T14:02:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-20en
dc.identifier.citationKrykpayev B, Farooqui MF, Bilal RM, Vaseem M, Shamim A (2017) A wearable tracking device inkjet-printed on textile. Microelectronics Journal 65: 40–48. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mejo.2017.05.010.en
dc.identifier.issn0026-2692en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mejo.2017.05.010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623705-
dc.description.abstractDespite the abundance of localization applications, the tracking devices have never been truly realized in E-textiles. Standard printed circuit board (PCB)-based devices are obtrusive and rigid and hence not suitable for textile based implementations. An attractive option would be direct printing of circuit layout on the textile itself, negating the use of rigid PCB materials. However, high surface roughness and porosity of textiles prevents efficient and reliable printing of electronics on textile. In this work, by printing an interface layer on the textile first, a complete localization circuit integrated with an antenna has been inkjet-printed on the textile for the first time. Printed conductive traces were optimized in terms of conductivity and resolution by controlling the number of over-printed layers. The tracking device determines the wearer's position using WiFi and this information can be displayed on any internet-enabled device, such as smart phone. The device is compact (55mm×45mm) and lightweight (22g with 500mAh battery) for people to comfortably wear it and can be easily concealed in case discretion is required. The device operates at 2.4GHz communicated up to a distance of 55m, with localization accuracy of up to 8m.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026269217300265en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Microelectronics Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Microelectronics Journal, 19 May 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.mejo.2017.05.010.© 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectTrackingen
dc.subjectE-textilesen
dc.subjectInkjet-printingen
dc.subjectInterface layer methoden
dc.subjectConductive printingen
dc.titleA wearable tracking device inkjet-printed on textileen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journalMicroelectronics Journalen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
kaust.authorKrykpayev, Bauyrzhanen
kaust.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
kaust.authorBilal, Rana Muhammaden
kaust.authorVaseem, Mohammaden
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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