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-André 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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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.
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