A wearable piezo-resistive sensor for capturing cardiorespiratory signals

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This paper presents the performance of a new nonwoven piezo-resistive sensor for capturing cardiorespiratory signals. The novel piezo-resistive sensor is fabricated by sandwiching a nano silver electro-conductive ink impregnated nonwoven material between two layers of knitted silver fabric that function as sensor electrodes. The paper describes the technology for minimizing the signal noise due to motion artifacts in the sensor. The nonwoven piezo-resistive sensor is tested on volunteers by capturing their cardiorespiratory signals, where the signal noise is filtered using a bandpass filter. The paper further presents the analysis of the performance of the sensor together with a comparison against a commercially available, portable, cardiorespiratory signal monitoring device. The study shows that the wearable nonwoven piezo-resistive sensor system is highly sensitive, and it is an accurate and reliable sensor for capturing cardiorespiratory signals.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-229
Number of pages15
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Early online date15 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018

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