Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Low-cost and highly sensitive wearable sensor based on napkin for health monitoring
Authors: Xie, Liping
Chen, Peng
Chen, Shuo
Yu, Kun
Sun, Hongbin
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical technology
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Xie, L., Chen, P., Chen, S., Yu, K., & Sun, H. (2019). Low-cost and highly sensitive wearable sensor based on napkin for health monitoring. Sensors, 19(15), 3427-. doi:10.3390/s19153427
Journal: Sensors
Abstract: The development of sensors with high sensitivity, good flexibility, low cost, and capability of detecting multiple inputs is of great significance for wearable electronics. Herein, we report a napkin-based wearable capacitive sensor fabricated by a novel, low-cost, and facile strategy. The capacitive sensor is composed of two pieces of electrode plates manufactured by spontaneous assembly of silver nanowires (NWs) on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-patterned napkin. The sensor possesses high sensitivity (>7.492 kPa-1), low cost, and capability for simultaneous detection of multiple signals. We demonstrate that the capacitive sensor can be applied to identify a variety of human physiological signals, including finger motions, eye blinking, and minute wrist pulse. More interestingly, the capacitive sensor comfortably attached to the temple can simultaneously monitor eye blinking and blood pulse. The demonstrated sensor shows great prospects in the applications of human-machine interface, prosthetics, home-based healthcare, and flexible touch panels.
ISSN: 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s19153427
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SCBE Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Low-cost and highly sensitive wearable sensor based on napkin for health monitoring.pdf3.05 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Citations 20

Updated on Mar 10, 2021

Citations 20

Updated on Mar 9, 2021

Page view(s)

Updated on Jun 15, 2021


Updated on Jun 15, 2021

Google ScholarTM




Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.