Polymer-Based Wearable Technologies

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021) | Viewed by 7071

Special Issue Editor

Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: wearable electronics; smart materials and systems; novel

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wearable technologies have brought great benefits to people's lives and work, by enhancing and extending the abilities of the user, such as protective function, environmental awareness, wearable interaction, health condition monitoring, etc. Today, wearable technologies are moving toward flexibility, intelligence, comfort and miniaturization, which relies more on the technological advances in smart and functional polymers, materials, and textiles. In this Special Issue, we aim to collect recent academic achievements in polymers-based wearable technologies, which includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Functional polymers and materials;
  • Wearable fiber, yarn, fabric, garment;
  • Wearable electronics and photonics;
  • Flexible sensors and actuators;
  • Wearable energy harvesters and storage devices;
  • Personal protectors;
  • Comfort regulating;
  • Wearable interactive technology;
  • Health monitoring.

Dr. Bingang Xu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymers fibers
  • yarns
  • fabrics
  • garments sensors
  • actuators electronics
  • photonics energy harvesting
  • storage
  • wearable protection
  • comfort
  • wearable technologies
  • human interaction
  • health monitoring

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Flexible and Optical Fiber Sensors Composited by Graphene and PDMS for Motion Detection
Polymers 2019, 11(9), 1433; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091433 - 31 Aug 2019
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Abstract
A stretchable optical sensor can quantify the strain generated by human movement, which has been widely studied in the development of health monitoring systems, human–machine interfaces and wearable devices. This paper reports a graphene-added polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) fiber, which has high tensile properties and [...] Read more.
A stretchable optical sensor can quantify the strain generated by human movement, which has been widely studied in the development of health monitoring systems, human–machine interfaces and wearable devices. This paper reports a graphene-added polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) fiber, which has high tensile properties and good light transmittance suitable for detecting human movement. When the graphene-added PDMS fiber is stretched, the concentration of graphene per unit volume is constant, and the sensor uses the optical loss of the beam through the graphene PDMS fiber to detect the tensile strain. The fiber has excellent strain-sensing performance, outstanding sensitivity, a tensile property of 150%, and an excellent waterproofing performance. The linear response and repeated response in large dynamic range could reach 100% stability. The results show that the sensor can be used to detect human motion detection. These excellent properties indicate that the fiber has potential applications in wearable devices, soft robots and electronic skin. Full article
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