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A novel chipless RFID-based stretchable and wearable hand gesture sensor

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2015: "Freedom Through Microwaves", EuMW 2015 - Conference Proceedings; 2015 45th European Microwave Conference Proceedings, EuMC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870392
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


Conference45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015


The continuous monitoring of hand gestures is a very challenging application due to the demanding requirements for robustness, accuracy, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Although several vision-based gesture sensors have made good progress in human action recognition, the human hand is a smaller object with more dexterity and is more easily affected by segmentation errors. In this paper, we present a novel chipless RFID-based hand gesture sensor utilizing stretchable silicone-based electrically conductive adhesives (silo-ECAs) which effectively create a smart-skin. The hand sensor uses wearable multi-resonator spectral signatures to encode data and to provide a unique ID for every hand gesture.


  • Chipless RFID, electrically conductive adhesive, hand gesture sensor, stretchable, wearable, wireless