The development of acoustic and vibration sensing yarns for health surveillance

Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2018. The development of acoustic and vibration sensing yarns for health surveillance. In: 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV25), Hiroshima, Japan, 8-12 July 2018.

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Acoustic and vibration measurements are useful tools for health surveillance in a number of professions. In primary industries, such as construction, workers are often exposed to significant hand transmitted vibrations (HTVs) due to power tool use, as well as high levels of noise. While monitoring solutions do exist these are often not ideal, either being uncomfortable to the wearer, or taking measurements in non-optimal locations. By exploiting electronically functional yarn technology MEMS (microelectromechanical system) sensing elements can be integrated into the core of yarns that can then be used to construct a textile. The resulting sensing yarn feels like a standard textile and can bend and conform normally making it comfortable for the user to wear. For example, a vibration sensing yarn can be integrated into the palm of work glove for HTV monitoring and will be completely undetectable to the end user. This allows vibration measurements to be taken at the point-of-entry (in the case of most power tools) providing highly representative data. In this work, ongoing developments of acoustic and vibration sensor yarns are presented along with their supporting components and data handling software.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Hughes-Riley, T. and Dias, T.
Date: 2018
Rights: Copyright © International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). The author(s) agree that all copies of the ICSV25 paper and/or abstract shall include a copyright notice in IIAV’s name. The author(s) represent and warrant that the paper is original and that it does not infringe any copyright or other rights in any other work, or violate any other rights, and that the author(s) own the copyright on it or are authorized to transfer it.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Aug 2018 12:54
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 12:54

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