Refinement of temperature sensing yarns

Lugoda, P., Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Morris, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-5511-3457, 2018. Refinement of temperature sensing yarns. Proceedings, 2 (3), p. 123. ISSN 2504-3900

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Abstract

Body temperature is an important parameter to measure in a number of fields such as medicine and sport. In medicine temperature changes can indicate underlying pathologies such as wound infections, while in sport temperature can be associated to a change in performance. In both cases a wearable temperature monitoring solution is preferable. In earlier work a temperature sensing yarn has been developed and characterized. The yarns were constructed by embedding an off-the-shelf thermistor into a polymer resin micro-pod and then into the fibers of a yarn. This process created a temperature sensing yarn that was conformal, drapeable, mechanically resilient, and washable. This work builds on this early study with the purposes of identifying the steady state error bought about on the temperature measurements as a result of the polymer resin and yarn fibers. Here a wider range of temperatures than previously explored were investigated. Additionally two types of polymer resin with different thermal properties have been tested, with varying thicknesses, for the encapsulation of the thermistor. This provides useful additional information for optimizing the temperature sensing yarn design.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Proceedings of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
Publication Title: Proceedings
Creators: Lugoda, P., Dias, T., Hughes-Riley, T. and Morris, R.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 2018
Volume: 2
Number: 3
ISSN: 2504-3900
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3390/ecsa-4-04933DOI
ecsa-4-04933Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Schools > School of Art and Design
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 29 Jan 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 12:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32580

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