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Wearable electrochemical sensors for monitoring performance athletes
Author(s): Kevin J. Fraser; Vincenzo F. Curto; Shirley Coyle; Benjamin Schazmann; Robert Byrne; Fernando Benito-Lopez; Róisín M. Owens; George G. Malliaras; Dermot Diamond
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays, wearable sensors such as heart rate monitors and pedometers are in common use. The use of wearable systems such as these for personalized exercise regimes for health and rehabilitation is particularly interesting. In particular, the true potential of wearable chemical sensors, which for the real-time ambulatory monitoring of bodily fluids such as tears, sweat, urine and blood has not been realized. Here we present a brief introduction into the fields of ionogels and organic electrochemical transistors, and in particular, the concept of an OECT transistor incorporated into a sticking-plaster, along with a printable "ionogel" to provide a wearable biosensor platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8118, Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics IV, 81180C (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895109
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Kevin J. Fraser, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Vincenzo F. Curto, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Shirley Coyle, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Benjamin Schazmann, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Robert Byrne, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Róisín M. Owens, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France)
George G. Malliaras, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France)
Dermot Diamond, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8118:
Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics IV
Ruth Shinar; Ioannis Kymissis, Editor(s)

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