Electronic Textile Devices for Health Status Monitoring

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2022-LEE-69583
Increasing demand for remote healthcare has led to the need for electronic textiles (e-textiles). However, the deployment of e-textiles in clinical practice is still limited by the lack of large-scale production of those materials. Furthermore, the current e-textiles products available in the market lacks durability, electrical connectivity, and/or fine patterning

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a novel method for e-textile fabrication, which enables the direct spray writing of multimodal sensors into commercial stretch fabrics or garments. The e-textiles created via the Purdue researchers' method presents a better pattern at submillimeter resolution and retains the wearability and durability of commercial textiles. Additionally, the e-textiles are accommodative of a variety of body sizes and shapes and fit tightly and comfortably to the skin, helping to anchor the recording electrodes in place

Advantages:
-Versatile in accommodating textiles
-High-resolution
-Durable
-Wearable

Potential Applications:
-E-textiles with tailored designs for both large animals and humans

Technology Validation: Pilot studies in a horse model demonstrate the utility of the e-textiles in ambulatory health monitoring of large animals in a minimally obtrusive manner beyond conventional measurement methods.
Oct 29, 2021
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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Utility-Gov. Funding
United States
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