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2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2006)
Montreux, Switzerland
Oct. 11, 2006 to Oct. 14, 2006
ISSN: 1550-4816
ISBN: 1-4244-0597-1
pp: 69-72
Jan Meyer , Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. meyer@ife.ee.ethz.ch
Paul Lukowicz , Institute for Computer Systems and Networks, UMIT Hall, Austria. paul.lukowicz@umit.at
Gerhard Troster , Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. troester@ife.ee.ethz.ch
ABSTRACT
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.
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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.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2006.286346
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