Capacitive fiber-meshed transducers for touch and proximity-sensing applications

Wijesiriwardana, R., Mitcham, K., Hurley, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0521-7156 and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2005. Capacitive fiber-meshed transducers for touch and proximity-sensing applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 5 (3), pp. 989-994. ISSN 1530-437X

200548_6958 Dias Postprint.pdf

Download (3MB) | Preview


Capacitive sensing is been used in E-Textiles for touch sensing and proximity sensing applications. The common approach is been to construct electrode on top of a non conducting fabric structure. Woven & knitted fabric structures are been used for the construction. Metallic wire and conductive material coated fibres are primarily been used. Due to the performance degradation and poor comfort of these constructions we had constructed electrodes with inherently conductive polymers and multifilament metallic fibres by integrating into fibre meshed structures such that the electrodes are a part of the base structure. We had used capacitive and resistive techniques for the measurements. Out of many mechanical methods of fibre integrating processors we had used flat bed knitting technology. In this paper we had discussed the construction, sensing and applications of capacitive fibre-meshed transducers and their applications.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Capacitive fibre-meshed transducers for touch & proximity sensing applications [working title]
Publication Title: IEEE Sensors Journal
Creators: Wijesiriwardana, R., Mitcham, K., Hurley, W. and Dias, T.
Publisher: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Date: 2005
Volume: 5
Number: 3
ISSN: 1530-437X
Rights: © 2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 13:59

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year