A Wearable Fabric-Based RFID Skin Temperature Monitoring Patch

Wen, S., Heidari, H., Vilouras, A. and Dahiya, R. (2017) A Wearable Fabric-Based RFID Skin Temperature Monitoring Patch. In: IEEE Sensors 2016, Orlando, USA, 30 Oct - 02 Nov 2016, ISBN 9781479982875 (doi:10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808919)

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel design of wearable radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor patch make of conductive fabric and integrated on clothes. The wearable RFID with similar design is also implemented on a Polyimide (PI) substrate to show the effectiveness of the system. We also demonstrate the wearable and washable RFID patch by using conductive fabric coil antenna as well as non-conductive fabric substrate. The conductive fabric offers great flexibility and comfortability as it can be sewed into clothes and connect the components of the patch. As a proof of concept, we developed the conductive fabric based RFID for temperature sensing and demonstrate its use by measuring variations in the skin temperature. We observed that the proposed antenna is strain independent during bending. Further, it has the advantage of simplicity and is relatively free from issues such as degradation of performance.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Dr Ravinder and Heidari, Dr Hadi
Authors: Wen, S., Heidari, H., Vilouras, A., and Dahiya, R.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781479982875
Published Online:16 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors 2016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
663861Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002527/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG
659051Flexible Electronics Device Modelling (FLEXELDEMO)Ravinder DahiyaEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002519/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG