A Wearable, Bending-Insensitive Respiration Sensor Using Highly Oriented Carbon Nanotube Film

Nguyen, Thanh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3213-6178 and Dinh, Toan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Dau, Van Thanh and Tran, Canh-Dung ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-4226 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Nguyen, Hong Khac and Riduan, Foisal Abu and Guzman, Pablo and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) A Wearable, Bending-Insensitive Respiration Sensor Using Highly Oriented Carbon Nanotube Film. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (6). pp. 7308-7315. ISSN 1530-437X

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Recently, wearable electronics for health monitoring have been demonstrated with considerable benefits for early-stage disease detection. This article reports a flexible, bending-insensitive, bio-compatible and lightweight respiration sensor. The sensor consists of highly oriented carbon nanotube (HO-CNT) films embedded between electro-spun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) layers. By aligning carbon nanotubes between the PAN layers, the sensor exhibits a high sensitivity towards airflow (340 mV/(m/s)) and excellent flexibility and robustness. In addition, the HO-CNT sensor is insensitive to mechanical bending, making it suitable for wearable applications. We successfully demonstrated the attachment of the sensor to the human philtrum for real-time monitoring of the respiration quality. These results indicate the potential of HO-CNT flow sensor for ubiquitous personal health care applications.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 03:34
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 00:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airflow sensor, carbon nanotube, respiration monitoring, wearable and flexible electronics
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100703 Nanobiotechnology
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4018 Nanotechnology > 401801 Micro- and nanosystems
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 24 MANUFACTURING > 2499 Other manufacturing > 249999 Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2020.3048236
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41479

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