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Nag, A, Simorangkir, RBVB, Valentin, E, Björninen, T, Ukkonen, L, Hashmi, RM & Mukhopadhyay, SC 2018, 'A Transparent Strain Sensor Based on PDMS-Embedded Conductive Fabric for Wearable Sensing Applications', IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 71020-71027.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 IEEE. In this paper, we present a new approach to realize flexible transparent strain sensors. It combines the use of transparent conductive fabric with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) through a simple and straightforward layer-by-layer assembly process. The conductive fabric is used to realize the transparent electrodes while the PDMS is utilized as both the substrate and encapsulation layers. As a concept demonstration, an interdigital capacitive sensor is designed and fabricated using the proposed approach. The fabricated sensor is then characterized in terms of its transparency and electro-mechanical nature. This is followed by the application of the sensor in several physiological sensing scenarios, including the sensing of various body-part movements and tactile sensing. Apart from a high optical transparency (70%), the sensor shows promising sensing results which validate the applicability of the proposed approach for realization of flexible and transparent strain sensors for wearable sensing applications.