2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2006)
Oct. 11, 2006 to Oct. 14, 2006
Jan Meyer , Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. email@example.com
Paul Lukowicz , Institute for Computer Systems and Networks, UMIT Hall, Austria. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerhard Troster , Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. email@example.com
This paper presents a pure textile, capacitive pressure sensor designed for integration into clothing to measure pressure on human body. The applications fields cover all domains where a soft and bendable sensor with a high local resolution is needed, e.g. in rehabilitation, pressure-sore prevention or motion detection due to muscle activities. We developed several textile sensors with spatial resolution of 2?2 cm and an average error below 4 percent within the measurement range 0 to 10 N/cm2. Applied on the upper arm the textile pressure sensor determines the deflection of the forearm between 0 and 135 degrees due to the muscle bending.
P. Lukowicz, J. Meyer and G. Troster, "Textile Pressure Sensor for Muscle Activity and Motion Detection," 2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Montreux, Switzerland, 2006, pp. 69-72.