Electronic temperature sensing yarn

Lugoda, P., Dias, T. and Morris, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-5511-3457, 2015. Electronic temperature sensing yarn. Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Studies, 1 (1). ISSN 2912-1309

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Abstract

This paper reports the development of an electronic temperature sensing (ETS) yarn by embedding commercially available thermistors within the fibres of a yarn. The thermistor is initially soldered onto a fine copper wire and then encapsulated to form a polymer micro-pod. The micro-pod protects the thermistor from mechanical and chemical stresses. Thereafter the fine copper wire with micro-pods is covered by a tubular warp knitted structure to craft the final ETS yarn. The miniature size of the micro-pod makes the electronics invisible to the wearer. Such a yarn can be used to knit or weave any textile structure. It is also capable of providing temperature readings at a given point (localised) and can be used to make a wearable thermograph. Where the ETS yarn is included in a garment, it can be safely washed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Studies
Creators: Lugoda, P., Dias, T. and Morris, R.
Publisher: Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Studies (JMESS)
Date: 2015
Volume: 1
Number: 1
ISSN: 2912-1309
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 Apr 2016 10:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27289

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