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Protective Coating Methods for Glove-Integrated RFID Tags - A Preliminary Study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

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Name14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation


In this study, machine washing durability of working glove-integrated passive RFID tags is evaluated. These glove-tags are embedded inside 3D-printed thermoplastic polyurethane platforms. The results are compared to platforms embedded inside brush-painted encapsulant platforms. For a preliminary washing reliability evaluation, both types of glove- integrated platforms are washed in a washing machine for 5 times. Although both platforms can protect glove-tags from the effects of water, the main reliability challenge is found to be the fragile antenna-IC attachments. This paper introduces the two platform materials and the achieved washing test results. These preliminary results determine the future direction of this research: The next step is to study suitable methods to strengthen the interconnections, so that these glove-tags can survive the harsh environment inside a washing machine.


  • Gloves, passive UHF RFID, protective coatings, reliability evaluation, washing

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