Disposable Skin Stretch Sensor

Ongoing project to develop a new, unobtrusive stretchable sensor which can be used to monitor posture and local movements of the body. The sensors are based on stretchable adhesive tape (stretchable up to 100%) on which a stretchable conductive ink is screen printed. The changes in resistance are a direct measure for the local stretch. The sensors are easily applied to different positions on the torso, arms and legs. Since they have a similar stiffness as the human skin, they do not hamper movements and can be worn below the clothing.

Screen printing of any pattern and logo is possible
Calibration testing in the Zwick tensile tester
Sensor attached to backside of upper torso

Graduate Student

  • Bailey Tarren