Developing a vibration-sensing yarn for monitoring hand-transmitted vibrations

Rahemtulla, Z., Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2019. Developing a vibration-sensing yarn for monitoring hand-transmitted vibrations. Proceedings, 32 (1): 6. ISSN 2504-3900

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Overexposure to hand-transmitted vibrations (HTVs) is a serious concern within industries that use vibrating power tools as HTVs can lead to severe and chronic injuries to the hand-arm system, which are preventable by limiting vibration exposure. This study presents a novel vibration-sensing electronic yarn (E-yarn) that can be used to monitor HTVs at the point-of-entry of the vibrations into the hand. The construction of the vibration-sensing E-yarn is described, with the vibration-sensing E-yarns being fully characterised at each stage of the manufacturing process to understand how the manufacturing stages affect the behaviour of the embedded sensor. The results show that there is no significant difference in the sensor response at each of the three stages in the E-yarn production over a range of frequencies and amplitudes relevant to HTVs.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Proceedings
Creators: Rahemtulla, Z., Hughes-Riley, T. and Dias, T.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 4 December 2019
Volume: 32
Number: 1
ISSN: 2504-3900
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Dec 2019 09:18
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 13:10

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