Intelligent Wearable Systems
Advanced Healthcare and Personalized Medicine
Electronic Skin That Could Warn Humans of Impending Danger
Here we develop a new type of a wearable, all‐in‐one sensors that can simultaneously monitor several hazard conditions in a real‐time fashion imposes the emergent requirement for a smart and stretchable hazard avoidance sensing platform that is stretchable and skin‐like. This multimodal ferrofluid‐based sensor, featuring sensing capabilities to a variety of hazard stimulus such as a strong magnetic field, noise level, and falling or drowning is introduced. This unique platform represents a smart multifaceted sensing platform that has a unique capacity in diverse applications including hazard preventive wearables, and remote healthcare monitoring. We anticipate this simple and effective sensing stimulus can further offer a generic platform broadly applicable to a multitude of intelligent wearable electronics.
Findings about the device are published in the journal of Advanced Materials
Self-Monitoring Sensors for Safety Gear in Harsh Environments
Here, we have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen. Moreover, the low-cost sensor is about the size of a button-cell watch battery and can easily be incorporated into the sole of a firefighter boot or under the arm of a jacket – wherever motion creates a pattern of constant contact and release to generate the power the sensor needs to operate. To this end, the new device could also be useful on space missions — to track astronauts’ vital signs or to generate emergency power, for example. Extreme temperatures often prevent the use of other electronic devices during space flight.
Findings about the device are published in the journal of Nano Energy