Conformable, Wearable Embroidered Temperature Sensor for Real-Time Monitoring in Extreme Environments

Linzi E. Dodd, Hamdi Torun, Emmy Amers, Bethany Orme, David Wood, Yuyuan Shi, Janet Nettleton-Parker, Emmy Amers

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Abstract

The critical need for accurate and non-invasive temperature monitoring is prevalent in extreme environments, such as SCUBA diving. Current temperature measurement technologies present limitations, prompting the development of innovative solutions. We propose the integration of embroidered wearable thermocouple sensors, demonstrating their versatility and reliability in real-time temperature monitoring. T-type thermocouples, embroidered onto fabric, offer flexibility in sensor placement, eliminating the need for skin attachment. Results indicate efficient temperature detection across different body areas, from 32.5 °C at extremities to 37.5 °C axial. Testing in SCUBA diving conditions reveals potential applications, including overheating alerts and hypothermia prevention. This technology bridges the gap between temperature measurement and the challenges of underwater exploration, enhancing diver safety and data collection capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 14 Nov 2023
Event5th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 14 Nov 202316 Nov 2023
https://e-textilesconference.com/programme/

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityGhent
Period14/11/2316/11/23
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