Screen printed capacitive free-standing cantilever beams used as a motion detector for wearable sensors

Wei, Y. ORCID: 0000-0001-6195-8595, Torah, R., Yang, K., Beeby, S. and Tudor, J., 2012. Screen printed capacitive free-standing cantilever beams used as a motion detector for wearable sensors. Procedia Engineering, 47, pp. 165-169. ISSN 1877-7058

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Abstract

This paper reports the screen printing of free-standing cantilever beams on to fabric, for use as motion detectors. Such low cost motion detectors could be used in clothing as activity monitors to indicate if the wearer is unconscious in safety critical applications, e.g. a fireman in a building. We have fabricated capacitive free-standing cantilevers by screen printing sacrificial and structural materials onto a fabric substrate. In this paper, these devices are used as motion detectors which are mounted and tested on a human forearm alongside a commercial accelerometer, for comparison. The results show the feasibility of using a fabric based cantilever to indicate that the wearer is moving.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Procedia Engineering
Creators: Wei, Y., Torah, R., Yang, K., Beeby, S. and Tudor, J.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2012
Volume: 47
ISSN: 1877-7058
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.proeng.2012.09.110DOI
S1877705812041653Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2012 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Symposium Cracoviense Sp. z.o.o. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jul 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 10:30
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36999

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