A novel sweat rate and conductivity sensor patch made with low-cost fabrication techniques

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Sweat sensor patches offer new opportunities for unobtrusive monitoring of an athlete’s physical status. This paper presents a novel sweat rate and sweat conductivity patch that is easy to prototype and can be made with common low-cost production techniques: laser cutting and standard printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. The device consists of a patch made from hydrophilic PET foil, a double-sided adhesive and a thin PCB with gold electrodes. Two electrodes, which are continuously in contact with the inflowing fluid, measure the sweat conductivity and a separate system with interdigitated electrodes measures the filling process of the reservoirs. Impedance measurement results of both systems demonstrate the working of the concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6801-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6802-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE Sensors - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 202028 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference2020 IEEE Sensors

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Accepted author manuscript


  • Conductivity sensor
  • Sweat patch
  • Sweat rate sensor


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