Photodiode and LED embedded textiles for wearable healthcare applications

Satharasinghe, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7124-8228, Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2019. Photodiode and LED embedded textiles for wearable healthcare applications. In: 19th World Textile Conference (AUTEX 2019), Ghent, Belgium, 11-15 June 2019.

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This work presents a novel approach to embed miniature photodiodes (PDs) within the core of a textile yarn for wearable applications such as heart rate monitoring. These PD embedded E-yarns (PDEY) can be readily woven, knitted or embroidered into a comfortable, conformal, aesthetically pleasing, and washable fabric; this would overcome the challenges that many other electronic textiles currently face. The PDEYs exhibited an optoelectronic output comparative to free-standing PDs. PDEYs along with LED embedded yarns (LEDEY) were integrated into a knitted finger cuff to demonstrate a wearable PPG (photoplethysmography) heart rate monitoring device.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Satharasinghe, A., Hughes-Riley, T. and Dias, T.
Date: June 2019
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Jun 2019 13:17
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 12:35
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