Development of a Knitted Strain Sensor for Health Monitoring Applications †

Beyza Bozali*, Sepideh Ghodrat, Kaspar M.B. Jansen

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As an emerging technology, smart textiles have attracted attention for rehabilitation purposes to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, body posture and limb movements. Compared with traditional sensors, knitted sensors constructed from conductive yarns are breathable, stretchable and washable, and therefore, provide more comfort to the body and can be used in everyday life. In this study, knitted strain sensors were produced that are linear with up to 40% strain, sensitivity of 1.19 and hysteresis of 1.2% in absolute values, and hysteresis of 0.03 when scaled to the working range of 40%. The developed sensor was integrated into a wearable wrist-glove system for finger and wrist monitoring. The results show that the wearable was able to detect different finger angles and positions of the wrist.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Number of pages4
JournalEngineering Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 4th International Conference on the Challenges: Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Nov 202310 Nov 2023


  • health monitoring applications
  • knitted strain sensor
  • smart textiles
  • wearable textiles


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