Ultra-sensitive and stretchable strain sensor based on piezoelectric polymeric nanofibers

Mohsen Asadnia, A.G.P. Kottapalli, J.M. Miao, M.S. Triantafyllou

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Abstract

There have been increasing demands for stretchable and highly sensitive sensors for use in structural health monitoring, human motion capturing, sport performance monitoring and rehabilitation. Such high performance myoelectric sensors are also remarkably important in developing artificial limbs where a combination of robotic actuators and sensory systems are required to provide lifelike, affordable, functional and easy to use devices that can interact with the human body. Here, we present a highly stretchable, self-powered and ultrasensitive strain sensor based on piezoelectric PVDF nanofibers. We demonstrate the performance of the proposed device in response to an oscillatory load at very low frequency (0.5Hz). We also examined the applicability of our strain sensor on human’s motion recognition by fabricating a glove with two sensors mounted on the middle and index fingers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 28th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
EditorsJürgen Brugger, Wouter van der Wijngaart
Place of PublicationEstoril, Portugal
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages678-681
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems: MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jan 201522 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
CountryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period18/01/1522/01/15

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