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Wearable RFID perspiration sensor tags for well-being applications – From laboratory to field use

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMBEC and NBC 2017 - Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference EMBEC 2017 and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, NBC 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1012-1015
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789811051210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume65
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

RFID technology has proven to have many possibilities in sensing applications. Smart sensor solutions would be especially helpful in the health and well-being sectors. There is already research on wearable RFID-based sensors, but most are only tested in controlled laboratory environments. The emphasis of this paper is 1) to analyze the performance of two moisture sensor textile tags in realistic field use and through this 2) to discuss their application possibilities. Based on the measurement results, different kinds of textile tags were differently affected by moisture. Especially with embroidered tags the presence of moisture could be detected, including in field conditions. Many applications were also found for the tags. The results indicate potential of RFID-based sensing also in field use, but the actual use environment must be carefully taken into account when implementing the technology.

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Keywords

  • Field use, Perspiration sensing, RFID-based sensing, Textile antennas, Welfare technology

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland