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Special Issue "Textile Sensors Based on Screen-Printing Technology"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Eduardo García Breijo
Guest Editor
Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico (IDM), Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: printed sensors; printed electronics; thick-film sensors; textile sensors; screen-printed technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sensors incorporated into a textile substrate have been undergoing great development in recent years, thanks to the appearance of materials, both textiles and inks, which allow better sensor-textile integration. Furthermore, screen-printing technology with a very long tradition in the textile industry greatly facilitates the use of inks with electrical characteristics in said industry. In this framework, this Special Issue is aimed at the submission of both review and original research articles related to printed sensors on textiles.  

This Special Issue is open to contributions that cover any field of technology, not only sensors to be used on the human body but also on any text element in environments, such as healthcare, automotive, home, etc.

Prof. Dr. Eduardo García Breijo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • E-textile
  • Wearable sensor
  • Flexible printed sensors
  • Sensors on textile
  • Screen-printing technology
  • Smart fabric inks
  • Printed electronics
  • Flexible hybrids electronics wearables
  • Textile modification
  • Wash durability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Flexible hybrid electrodes for continuous measurement of the local temperature in long-term wounds
Authors: Ana María Rodes-Carbonell; Juan Torregrosa-Valls; Antonio Guill Ibáñez; Alvaro Tormos Ferrando; María Aránzazu Juan Blanco; Antonio Cebrián Ferriols
Affiliation: Instituto Tecnológico del Textil (AITEX). Alcoy (Alicante), Spain
Abstract: Continuous assessment of long-term wounds to address inflammation and infection reveals the need for biocompatible devices capable of obtaining data from these wounds to help in their treatment. The use of flexible substrates, screen-printing techniques with polymeric inks and embedded systems, are allowing the development of biomarkers acquisition devices which are considered potential indicators of the status and evolution of chronic wounds. A portable prototype that allows to know the local temperature behaviour of a long term wound over time and to compare it with different reference zones has been developed. The system is formed by temperature sensors attached to a flexible and stretchable medical grade substrate, on which conductive tracks have been printed as interconnection with the data acquisition unit. Polyurethanes have been used first to validate the system and later it will be transferred to textiles. In addition, a specific datalogger has been developed for this system. The whole set enables to acquire the wound temperature and its surround, to be used by the health personnel for making decisions regarding the state and evolution of the wound.

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