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

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

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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. The results indicate efficient temperature detection across different body areas, from 32.5 °C at extremities to 37.5 °C at the axial position. 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
Article number6
Number of pages5
JournalEngineering Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2024
Event5th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 14 Nov 202316 Nov 2023

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