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The development and evaluation of time-resolved (minutes) measurement technologies to characterize the physical and chemical make up of ambient aerosols/particulate matter in the atmosphere are essential to our improved understanding of aerosol process science, source attribution, and population exposure. During the PMTACS-NY summer 2001 campaign in(More)
Textile-based sensors offer an unobtrusive method of continually monitoring physiological parameters during daily activities. Chemical analysis of body fluids, noninvasively, is a novel and exciting area of personalized wearable healthcare systems. BIOTEX was an EU-funded project that aimed to develop textile sensors to measure physiological parameters and(More)
Observation of a patient's respiration signal can provide a clinician with the required information necessary to analyse a subject's wellbeing. Due to an increase in population number and the aging population demographic there is an increasing stress being placed on current healthcare systems. There is therefore a requirement for more of the rudimentary(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based biosensors were investigated with a view to providing a portable, inexpensive alternative to existing technologies for "real-time" biomolecular interaction analysis of whole cell-ligand interactions. A fiber optic SPR-based (FOSPR) biosensor, employing wavelength-dependent SPR, was constructed to enable continuous(More)
In this work, an Android application for measurement of nitrite concentration and pH determination in combination with a low-cost paper-based microfluidic device is presented. The application uses seven sensing areas, containing the corresponding immobilized reagents, to produce selective color changes when a sample solution is placed in the sampling area.(More)
A sensor with potential for the development of a "chemical barcode" for real-time monitoring of fish freshness is described. This on-package sensor contains a pH sensitive dye, bromocresol green, that responds through visible colour change to basic volatile spoilage compounds, such as trimethylamine (TMA), ammonia (NH(3)) and dimethylamine (DMA)(More)
The ever increasing demand for in situ monitoring of health, environment and security has created a need for reliable, miniaturised sensing devices. To achieve this, appropriate analytical devices are required that possess operating characteristics of reliability, low power consumption, low cost, autonomous operation capability and compatibility with(More)
The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) across the EU, and the growing international emphasis on the management of water quality is giving rise to an expanding market for novel, miniaturized, intelligent monitoring systems for freshwater catchments, transitional and coastal waters. This paper describes the "SmartCoast" multi sensor system(More)
Background: This paper provides an overview of initial research conducted in the development of pressure-sensitive foam and its application in wearable sensing. The foam sensor is composed of polypyrrole-coated polyurethane foam, which exhibits a piezo-resistive reaction when exposed to electrical current. The use of this polymer-coated foam is attractive(More)