A Wearable Sensor for Measuring Sweat Rate

Year: 2010

Authors: Salvo P., Di Francesco F., Costanzo D., Ferrari C., Trivella M.G., De Rossi D.

Autors Affiliation: Centre for Microsystems Technology, University of Gent, Gent 9000, Belgium; Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Pisa 56100, Italy; Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa 56100, Italy; National Research Council, Pisa 56100, Italy

Abstract: Wearable sensors present a new frontier in the development of monitoring techniques. They are of great importance in sectors such as sport and healthcare as they enable physiological signals and biological fluids, such as human sweat, to be continuously monitored. Until recently this could only be carried out in specialized laboratories using cumbersome and often expensive devices. Sweat monitoring sensors integrated onto textile substrates are not only innovative but they also represent the first attempt to use such an idea in a system that will be worn directly on the body. This study outlines the development of a wearable sweat-rate sensor integrated onto a textile.


Volume: 10 (10)      Pages from: 1557  to: 1558

More Information: European Commission, EC, FP6 2004-IST-NMP-2. European Commission, EC, 016789. – Manuscript received January 14, 2010; accepted March 11, 2010. Date of publication June 10, 2010, date of current version July 21, 2010. This work was supported by the European Commission under the BIOTEX project (FP6 2004-IST-NMP-2, Contract number 016789). The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was Prof. Okyay Kaynak.
KeyWords: Sweat rate sensor; wearable system
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2010.2046634

Citations: 89
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