3 April 2015 Flexible pressure sensors for burnt skin patient monitoring
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To monitor hypertrophic scars in burnt skin we proposed and demonstrated a hybrid polymer/carbon tube-based flexible pressure sensor. To monitor the pressure on skin by measurement, we were focusing on the fabrication of a well-defined hybrid polydimethylsiloxsane/functionalized multi-walled carbon tube array formed on the patterned interdigital transducer in a controllable way for the application of flexible pressure sensing devices. As a result, the detection at the pressure of 20 mmHg is achieved, which is a suggested optimal value of resistance for sensing pressure. It should be noted that the achieved value of resistance at the pressure of 20 mmHg is highly desirable for the further development of sensitive flexible pressure sensors. In addition we demonstrate a feasibility of a wearable pressure sensor which can be in real-time detection of local pressure by wireless communication module. Keywords:
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Gwang-Wook Hong, Gwang-Wook Hong, Se-Hoon Kim, Se-Hoon Kim, Joo-Hyung Kim, Joo-Hyung Kim, "Flexible pressure sensors for burnt skin patient monitoring", Proc. SPIE 9434, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2015, 943406 (3 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084575; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2084575

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