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Flexible Sensors—From Materials to Applications

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Flexible Electronics Laboratory, Sensor Technology Research Centre, University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QT, UK
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Wearable Technologies, Sensor Technology Research Centre, University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QT, UK
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Technologies 2019, 7(2), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies7020035
Received: 28 February 2019 / Revised: 20 March 2019 / Accepted: 1 April 2019 / Published: 9 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews and Advances in Internet of Things Technologies)
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Abstract

Flexible sensors have the potential to be seamlessly applied to soft and irregularly shaped surfaces such as the human skin or textile fabrics. This benefits conformability dependant applications including smart tattoos, artificial skins and soft robotics. Consequently, materials and structures for innovative flexible sensors, as well as their integration into systems, continue to be in the spotlight of research. This review outlines the current state of flexible sensor technologies and the impact of material developments on this field. Special attention is given to strain, temperature, chemical, light and electropotential sensors, as well as their respective applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors; flexible electronics; stretchable electronics; wearable sensors; bio compatible; plastic substrates; sensor integration; on-site conditioning; review sensors; flexible electronics; stretchable electronics; wearable sensors; bio compatible; plastic substrates; sensor integration; on-site conditioning; review
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Costa, J.C.; Spina, F.; Lugoda, P.; Garcia-Garcia, L.; Roggen, D.; Münzenrieder, N. Flexible Sensors—From Materials to Applications. Technologies 2019, 7, 35.

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