Environment-friendly carbon nanotube based flexible electronics for noninvasive and wearable healthcare

Dinh, Toan and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Qamar, Afzaal and Foisal, Abu Riduan Md and Nguyen Viet, Thanh and Tran, Canh-Dung and Zhu, Yong and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Viet Dao, Dzung (2016) Environment-friendly carbon nanotube based flexible electronics for noninvasive and wearable healthcare. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4 (42). pp. 10061-10068. ISSN 2050-7526

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Abstract

Flexible and stretchable electronics have a wide variety of wearable applications in portable sensors, flexible electrodes/heaters, flexible circuits and stretchable displays. Spinnable carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constructed on flexible substrates are potential materials for wearable sensing applications owing to their high thermal and electrical conductivity, low mass density and excellent mechanical properties. Here, we demonstrate a wearable thermal flow sensor for healthcare using lightweight, high strength, flexible CNT yarns as hotwires, pencil graphite as electrodes, and lightweight, recyclable and biodegradable
paper as flexible substrates, without using any toxic chemicals. The CNT-based sensor which could be utilized to monitor respiratory diseases is comfortably affixed to human skin and detects real-time human respiration. We also successfully demonstrate the temperature detecting functionality integrated in the same sensor, which can measure body temperature using a non-contact mode. The results indicate that the CNT yarn can be used to develop a wide range of environment-friendly, low-cost and lightweight
paper-based flexible devices for wearable applications in temperature and respiratory monitoring, and personal healthcare.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 06:48
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 04:32
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c6tc02708c
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29960

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