Novel materials and fabrication methods for body-centric passive wireless sensors (NOSE)

Research summary

Novel materials and fabrication methods for body-centric passive wireless sensors (NOSE), is a project that is coordinated at the Tampere University of Technology, by the wireless identification and sensing systems research group (WISE).
In this research project, embroidery of conductive yarns and 3D direct write dispensing of novel conductive materials; graphene, copper, and stretchable silver inks, as well as protective coatings, are used to fabricate flexible and reliable antennas and interconnections embedded into textile materials.

Description

The NOSE project aims to explore and demonstrate how the embroidery of conductive yarns and 3D direct write dispensing of novel conductive materials; graphene, copper, and stretchable silver inks, as well as protective coatings, are/can be used to fabricate flexible and reliable antennas and interconnections embedded into textile materials. Wearable passive UHF RFID -based humidity and strain sensor components are established to demonstrate the feasibility of these novel materials and methods, their reliability is ensured by scientific reliability testing methods, and finally they are implemented into simulated healthcare use situations with the help of collaborators.

The results will work as proof of concept for innovative body-centric wireless systems. The research work will be done in collaboration with top research groups in Finland, China, and Japan, and the project also includes active researcher mobility between the participant research groups.

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Research info

Research title
Novel materials and fabrication methods for body-centric passive wireless sensors (NOSE)

Research timeline
1.9.2016 - 1.8.2000

Keywords
Body-centric wireless sensors Conductive materials Healthcare Collaboration Innovation

Region
Asia

Countries
China, Finland, Japan

Institution
Tampere University of Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Tampere, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S), Academy of Finland

Head of research
Johanna Virkki

Research team
Johanna Virkki, Leena Ukkonen, Han He, H Lam, Xiochen Chen

Partners
International Research Group Members (Wireless Identification and Sensing Systems Research Group)

Contact information
Johanna Virkki
+358 40 8490618
johanna.virkki@tut.fi

Record last updated
7.11.2018