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Title: Fibers and fabrics for chemical and biological sensing
Authors: Coyle, Shirley
Benito-Lopez, Fernando
Radu, Tanja
Lau, King-Tong
Diamond, Dermot
Keywords: Smart textiles
Interactive materials
Micro-fluidics
Wearable chemical sensors
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: COYLE, S. ... et al, 2010. Fibers and fabrics for chemical and biological sensing. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 14 (4), pp. 63-72.
Abstract: Wearable sensors can be used to monitor many interesting parameters about the wearer’s physiology and environment, with important applications in personal health and well-being, sports performance and personal safety. Wearable chemical sensors can monitor the status of the wearer by accessing body fluids, such as sweat, in an unobtrusive manner. They can also be used to protect the wearer from hazards in the environment by sampling potentially harmful gas emissions, such as carbon monoxide. Integrating chemical sensors into textile structures is a challenging and complex task. Issues which must be considered include sample collection, calibration, waste handling, fouling and reliability. Sensors must also be durable and comfortable to wear. Here, we present examples of wearable chemical sensors that monitor the person and also his/her environment. We also discuss the issues involved in developing wearable chemical sensors and strategies for sensor design and textile integration.
Description: This paper is closed access.
Sponsor: This work is supported by Science Foundation Ireland under grant 07/CE/I1147 and the European Union under PROeTEX FP6-2004-IST-4-06987.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1108/RJTA-14-04-2010-B007
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26285
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-14-04-2010-B007
ISSN: 1560-6074
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