Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Diamond
Gordon Wallace
Rita Paradiso
Peter Innis
Shirley Coyle
Javad Foroughi
Maria Pacelli
Ali Jeirani
Syamak Farajikhah
Jennifer Deignan

Subjects

Chemistry

Topics
health chemistry measurement real time electrochemistry wearable sensors electrical properties physiology

Measurement of spinal flexion using wearable sensors (2015)

Abstract Wearable sensors have the potential to provide new methods of non-invasive physiological measurement in real-time. This work presents an alternative to the current clinical measurement of spinal flexion; the modified Schober’s test. The accuracy of the test is determined by each clinician, which causes a large tendency towards error [1]. By implementing a strain sensor as an alternative to the measuring tape currently used, it is proposed that inter-observer error would be reduced and more consistent measurements would be provided over time. Herein, two types of textile based sensors were tested for use in this application; a knitted spandex cylindrical structure with integrated carbon nanotubes (CNT) and a flat, knitted piezoresistive fabric (KPF) knitted with Lycra® [2]. Of each type, numerous samples were fabricated with varying length, width, core size, tension and knit direction. Each sensor was tested for resistance changes versus strain in the laboratory where it was clear that KPF sensors knit under high tension provided accurate and reproducible electrical properties. All varieties of CNT sensors showed inconsistent resistance measurements over time, rendering them unsuitable for use of such precise measurements. After calibration, it is proposed that these sensors can be easily integrated into a wearable device to be used in a clinical setting.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Chemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Electrochemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Chemical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Physiology

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Diamond, Gordon Wallace, Rita Paradiso, Peter Innis, Shirley Coyle, Javad Foroughi, Maria Pacelli, Ali Jeirani, Syamak Farajikhah, Jennifer Deignan

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Dermot Diamond
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 607
 
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Gordon Wallace
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 54
 
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Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 86
 
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Jennifer Deignan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 12