Fully organic graphene oxide-based sensor with integrated pump for sodium detection
Nimmo, Myra A.
Tok, Alfred Iing Yoong
Date of Issue2013
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Institute for Sports Research
Sweat is produced by the body naturally during physical activity and this fluid can be analysed in real-time to reflect the body’s hydration and electrolyte status. This paper reports a new type of organic disposable sensor pump that integrates sweat collection and sodium (Na+) ion sensing into cotton threads. This integration allows the sensor platform to be small, portable and wearable; thus allowing potential advantage to interface with the human body during field exercises enabling the provision of real-time data for immediate intervention. The sensor uses a sodium-selective Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) modified graphene oxide transducer intertwined with a thread pump. In this paper, we present the characterisation, synthesis and sensing data of this sensor.
International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support (icSPORTS 2013)
© 2013 SCITEPRESS. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support (icSPORTS 2013), SCITEPRESS. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0004636200830088].