Browse DORAS
Browse Theses
Search
Latest Additions
Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed for use under a:

Bio-sensing textile based patch with integrated optical detection system for sweat monitoring

Morris, Deirdre and Coyle, Shirley and Wu, Yanzhe and Lau, King-Tong and Wallace, Gordon and Diamond, Dermot (2009) Bio-sensing textile based patch with integrated optical detection system for sweat monitoring. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 139 (1). pp. 231-236. ISSN 0925-4005

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
296Kb

Abstract

Sensors, which can be integrated into clothing and used to measure biochemical changes in body fluids, such as sweat, constitute a major advancement in the area of wearable sensors. Initial applications for such technology exist in personal health and sports performance monitoring. However, sample collection is a complicated matter as analysis must be done in real-time in order to obtain a useful examination of its composition. This work outlines the development of a textile-based fluid handling platform which uses a passive pump to gather sweat and move it through a pre-defined channel for analysis. The system is tested both in vitro and in vivo. In addition, a pH sensor, which depends on the use of a pH sensitive dye and paired emitter-detector LEDs to measure colour changes, has been developed. In vitro and on-body trials have shown that the sensor has the potential to record real-time variations in sweat during exercise.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
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:Elsevier
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2009.02.032
Copyright Information:Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, EU FP6
ID Code:4566
Deposited On:18 Nov 2009 16:12 by Shirley Coyle. Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 16:12

Download statistics

Archive Staff Only: edit this record