Textile sensors to measure sweat pH and sweat-rate during exercise

Shirley Coyle*, Deirdre Morris, King Tong Lau, Dermot Diamond, Nicola Taccini, Daniele Costanzo, Pietro Salvo, Fabio Di Francesco, Maria Giovanna Trivella, Jacque André Porchet, Jean Luprano

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sweat analysis can provide a valuable insight into a person's well-being. Here we present wearable textile-based sensors that can provide real-time information regarding sweat activity. A pH sensitive dye incorporated into a fabric fluidic system is used to determine sweat pH. To detect the onset of sweat activity a sweat rate sensor is incorporated into a textile substrate. The sensors are integrated into a waistband and controlled by a central unit with wireless connectivity. The use of such sensors for sweat analysis may provide valuable physiological information for applications in sports performance and also in healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health 2009, PCTHealth 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health 2009, PCTHealth 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20093 Apr 2009

Publication series

Name2009 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health 2009, PCTHealth 2009

Conference

Conference2009 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health 2009, PCTHealth 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/04/093/04/09

Keywords

  • Personalised healthcare
  • Smart textiles
  • Sweat analysis
  • Wearable sensors

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