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Textile sensors to measure sweat pH and sweat-rate during exercise

Coyle, Shirley and Morris, Deirdre and Lau, King-Tong and Diamond, Dermot and Taccini, Nicola and Constanzo, Daniele and Salvo, Pietro and Di Francesco, Fabio and Trivella, Maria Giovanna and Porchet, Jacques Andre and Luprano, Jean (2009) Textile sensors to measure sweat pH and sweat-rate during exercise. In: Pervasive Health 2009, 1-3 April 2009, London, UK. ISBN 978-963-9799-42-4

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Abstract

Sweat analysis can provide a valuable insight into a person’s well-being. Here we present wearable textile-based sensors that can provide real-time information regarding sweat activity. A pH sensitive dye incorporated into a fabric fluidic system is used to determine sweat pH. To detect the onset of sweat activity a sweat rate sensor is incorporated into a textile substrate. The sensors are integrated into a waistband and controlled by a central unit with wireless connectivity. The use of such sensors for sweat analysis may provide valuable physiological information for applications in sports performance and also in healthcare.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Health
Medical Sciences > Sports sciences
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5957
Copyright Information:©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Funders:European Union (Biotex FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2), Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1147
ID Code:3636
Deposited On:26 Mar 2009 13:37 by Shirley Coyle. Last Modified 29 Apr 2010 14:20

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