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Recent developments in bio-monitoring via advanced polymer nanocomposite-based wearable strain sensors.
Biosens Bioelectron 2019; 123:167-177BB

Abstract

Recent years, an explosive growth of wearable technology has been witnessed. A highly stretchable and sensitive wearable strain sensor which can monitor motions is in great demand in various fields such as healthcare, robotic systems, prosthetics, visual realities, professional sports, entertainments, etc. An ideal strain sensor should be highly stretchable, sensitive, and robust enough for long-term use without degradation in performance. This review focuses on recent advances in polymer nanocomposite based wearable strain sensors. With the merits of highly stretchable polymeric matrix and excellent electrical conductivity of nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposite based strain sensors are successfully developed with superior performance. Unlike conventional strain gauge, new sensing mechanisms include disconnection, crack propagation, and tunneling effects leading to drastically resistance change play an important role. A rational choice of materials selection and structure design are required to achieve high sensitivity and stretchability. Lastly, prospects and challenges are discussed for future polymer nanocomposite based wearable strain sensor and their potential applications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Materials Engineering and Nanosensor [MEAN] Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870203, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.Jeon Research Group, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870203, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.Integrated Composites Laboratory (ICL), Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; College of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong 266590, China.Jeon Research Group, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870203, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA; Department of Applied Chemistry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: jwjeon@ua.edu.Materials Engineering and Nanosensor [MEAN] Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870203, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. Electronic address: Evan.Wujcik@ua.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30174272

Citation

Lu, Yang, et al. "Recent Developments in Bio-monitoring Via Advanced Polymer Nanocomposite-based Wearable Strain Sensors." Biosensors & Bioelectronics, vol. 123, 2019, pp. 167-177.
Lu Y, Biswas MC, Guo Z, et al. Recent developments in bio-monitoring via advanced polymer nanocomposite-based wearable strain sensors. Biosens Bioelectron. 2019;123:167-177.
Lu, Y., Biswas, M. C., Guo, Z., Jeon, J. W., & Wujcik, E. K. (2019). Recent developments in bio-monitoring via advanced polymer nanocomposite-based wearable strain sensors. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 123, pp. 167-177. doi:10.1016/j.bios.2018.08.037.
Lu Y, et al. Recent Developments in Bio-monitoring Via Advanced Polymer Nanocomposite-based Wearable Strain Sensors. Biosens Bioelectron. 2019 Jan 1;123:167-177. PubMed PMID: 30174272.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Recent developments in bio-monitoring via advanced polymer nanocomposite-based wearable strain sensors. AU - Lu,Yang, AU - Biswas,Manik Chandra, AU - Guo,Zhanhu, AU - Jeon,Ju-Won, AU - Wujcik,Evan K, Y1 - 2018/08/22/ PY - 2018/06/29/received PY - 2018/08/15/revised PY - 2018/08/16/accepted PY - 2018/9/4/pubmed PY - 2019/3/23/medline PY - 2018/9/4/entrez KW - Bio-monitoring KW - Nanocomposite KW - Polymer KW - Sensor KW - Strain KW - Wearable SP - 167 EP - 177 JF - Biosensors & bioelectronics JO - Biosens Bioelectron VL - 123 N2 - Recent years, an explosive growth of wearable technology has been witnessed. A highly stretchable and sensitive wearable strain sensor which can monitor motions is in great demand in various fields such as healthcare, robotic systems, prosthetics, visual realities, professional sports, entertainments, etc. An ideal strain sensor should be highly stretchable, sensitive, and robust enough for long-term use without degradation in performance. This review focuses on recent advances in polymer nanocomposite based wearable strain sensors. With the merits of highly stretchable polymeric matrix and excellent electrical conductivity of nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposite based strain sensors are successfully developed with superior performance. Unlike conventional strain gauge, new sensing mechanisms include disconnection, crack propagation, and tunneling effects leading to drastically resistance change play an important role. A rational choice of materials selection and structure design are required to achieve high sensitivity and stretchability. Lastly, prospects and challenges are discussed for future polymer nanocomposite based wearable strain sensor and their potential applications. SN - 1873-4235 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30174272/Recent_developments_in_bio_monitoring_via_advanced_polymer_nanocomposite_based_wearable_strain_sensors_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0956-5663(18)30636-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -