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Sensitive and Flexible Polymeric Strain Sensor for Accurate Human Motion Monitoring

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School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia
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Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Sciences and Technologies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746-73441, Iran
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School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney 2007, Australia
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Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) IRG, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre, 1 Create Way, Singapore 117543, Singapore
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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 418; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020418
Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 22 January 2018 / Accepted: 24 January 2018 / Published: 1 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Printed Sensors 2018)
Flexible electronic devices offer the capability to integrate and adapt with human body. These devices are mountable on surfaces with various shapes, which allow us to attach them to clothes or directly onto the body. This paper suggests a facile fabrication strategy via electrospinning to develop a stretchable, and sensitive poly (vinylidene fluoride) nanofibrous strain sensor for human motion monitoring. A complete characterization on the single PVDF nano fiber has been performed. The charge generated by PVDF electrospun strain sensor changes was employed as a parameter to control the finger motion of the robotic arm. As a proof of concept, we developed a smart glove with five sensors integrated into it to detect the fingers motion and transfer it to a robotic hand. Our results shows that the proposed strain sensors are able to detect tiny motion of fingers and successfully run the robotic hand. View Full-Text
Keywords: flexible sensor; human motion detection; PVDF electrospun nanofiber; strain sensors; stretchable sensor; piezoelectric polymers flexible sensor; human motion detection; PVDF electrospun nanofiber; strain sensors; stretchable sensor; piezoelectric polymers
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Khan, H.; Razmjou, A.; Ebrahimi Warkiani, M.; Kottapalli, A.; Asadnia, M. Sensitive and Flexible Polymeric Strain Sensor for Accurate Human Motion Monitoring. Sensors 2018, 18, 418. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020418

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Khan H, Razmjou A, Ebrahimi Warkiani M, Kottapalli A, Asadnia M. Sensitive and Flexible Polymeric Strain Sensor for Accurate Human Motion Monitoring. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):418. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020418

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Khan, Hassan; Razmjou, Amir; Ebrahimi Warkiani, Majid; Kottapalli, Ajay; Asadnia, Mohsen. 2018. "Sensitive and Flexible Polymeric Strain Sensor for Accurate Human Motion Monitoring" Sensors 18, no. 2: 418. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020418

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