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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4050-4059; https://doi.org/10.3390/s140304050

A Textile-Based Wearable Sensing Device Designed for Monitoring the Flexion Angle of Elbow and Knee Movements

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Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, 100 Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
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Taiwan Textile Research Institute, 20 Kejia Road, Douliu City, Yunlin 64057, Taiwan
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Received: 25 December 2013 / Revised: 17 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Gait Sensors)
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Abstract

In this work a wearable gesture sensing device consisting of a textile strain sensor, using elastic conductive webbing, was designed for monitoring the flexion angle of elbow and knee movements. The elastic conductive webbing shows a linear response of resistance to the flexion angle. The wearable gesture sensing device was calibrated and then the flexion angle-resistance equation was established using an assembled gesture sensing apparatus with a variable resistor and a protractor. The proposed device successfully monitored the flexion angle during elbow and knee movements. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable gesture-sensing device; textile strain sensor; elastic conductive webbing; flexion angle monitor; electronic textiles wearable gesture-sensing device; textile strain sensor; elastic conductive webbing; flexion angle monitor; electronic textiles
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Shyr, T.-W.; Shie, J.-W.; Jiang, C.-H.; Li, J.-J. A Textile-Based Wearable Sensing Device Designed for Monitoring the Flexion Angle of Elbow and Knee Movements. Sensors 2014, 14, 4050-4059.

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