Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications

Wei, Y. ORCID: 0000-0001-6195-8595, Torah, R., Li, Y. and Tudor, J., 2015. Dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for creative smart fabric applications. In: B. Charlot, Y. Mita, P. Nouet, F. Pressecq, G. Schröpfer, M. Rencz and P. Schneider, eds., 2015 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS (DTIP), Montpellier, France, 27-30 April 2015 [proceedings]. Montpelier: LIRMM, University of Montpelier, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781479986255

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This paper reports, for the first time, a dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for wearable creative applications. The entire proximity sensor is dispenser printed onto a woven polyester/cotton fabric which is the predominant fabric used for clothing. Dispenser printing of electronic functions on fabric allows for significantly greater design freedom compared to weaving or knitting. In addition, it is a digital printing process and therefore does not require additional masks or screens compared with more traditional screen or gravure printing techniques. The printed proximity sensors are tested using an Arduino micro-controller, used throughout the smart fabrics industry, and the results show that the printed sensors detect the proximity of a human hand or limb and can therefore be used for, or integrated within, existing smart fabrics allowing interactivity.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Wei, Y., Torah, R., Li, Y. and Tudor, J.
Publisher: LIRMM, University of Montpelier
Place of Publication: Montpelier
Date: April 2015
ISBN: 9781479986255
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jul 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 11:36
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37007

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