In this paper we present the development of a mat-like pressure mapping system based on a single layer textile sensor and intended to be used in home environments for monitoring the physical condition of persons with limited mobility. The sensor is fabricated by embroidering silver-coated yarns on a light cotton fabric and creating pressure-sensitive resistive elements by stamping the conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) at the crossing points of conductive stitches. A battery-operated mat prototype was developed and includes the scanning circuitry and a wireless communication module. A functional description of the system is presented together with a preliminary experimental evaluation of the mat prototype in the extraction of plantar pressure parameters.
|Titolo:||Pressure Mapping Mat for Tele-Home Care Applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Pressure Mapping Mat for Tele-Home Care Applications / Saenz-Cogollo JF; Pau M; Fraboni B; Bonfiglio A. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - 16:3(2016), pp. 1-18.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|