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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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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