Functional Materials for Wearable Sensing, Actuating and Energy Harvesting
This paper describes the early conception and latest developments of electroactive polymer (EAP)- based sensors, actuators and power sources, implemented as wearable devices for smart electronic textiles (e-textiles). Such textiles, functioning as multifunctional wearable human interfaces, are today considered relevant promoters of progress and useful tools in several biomedical field, such as biomonitoring, rehabilitation and telemedicine. This paper presents the more performing EAPbased devices developed by our lab and other research groups for sensing, actuating and energy harvesting, with reference to their already demonstrated or potential applicability to electronic textiles.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Danilo DE ROSSI
D. De Rossi et al., "Functional Materials for Wearable Sensing, Actuating and Energy Harvesting", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 57, pp. 247-256, 2008