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— This paper reports a flexible capacitor for wearable applications which has been all-inkjet printed on a standard 65/35 polyester cotton textile using a new poly(4-vinylphenol) (PVP) dielectric material. Capacitors form the basis of a variety of sensors, such as for proximity and touch, as well as electronic circuits. This paper reports a general(More)
Most traumatic lower limb amputees ambulate using a prosthetic limb. Comfort, appearance of the missing limb and function are confirmed as being important during rehabilitation post-amputation. Emerging evidence suggests that impaired tissue viability of the stump affects rehabilitation and thus clinical ability to provide optimum care. The primary(More)
We report a direct write inkjet printing technique for fabricating a flexible antenna on textile for use in smart textile applications such as wearable systems (Rienzo et al. 2006). The complete antenna was deposited entirely using inkjet printing. The inkjet printed antenna is based on a half wavelength dipole antenna offering a planar structure and(More)
Emotions affect many aspects of our daily lives including decision making, reasoning and physical wellbeing. Researchers have therefore addressed the detection of emotion from individuals' heart rate, skin conductance, pupil dilation, tone of voice, facial expression and electroencephalogram (EEG). This paper presents an algorithm for classifying positive(More)
In a previous experiment, sonoluminescence was observed in aerated water, especially at the pressure antinodes in the standing-wave field of a physiotherapeutic ultrasound device (Therasonic 1030). Mammalian cells in vitro showed growth inhibition when placed at the pressure antinodes but not at adjacent pressure nodes. In the light of these results, we(More)
This paper presents a method of removing the noise caused by eye blinks from an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal in real time based on morphological component analysis (MCA). This method sparsely represents both the eye blink and the EEG signal basis matrices using a Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT). This approach has two main advantages: 1) fast(More)
In 1970 42% of antenatal patients had an X-ray examination (88.6% involving abdominal exposure) but with the introduction of an ultrasound service in 1976 this figure had dropped to 3% by 1980. Looking at the indications for these it can be seen that X rays were still commonly performed for the detection of fetal abnormality and a further reduction in X-ray(More)
Electrical stimulation electrode arrays are an emerging technology that enables muscles to be artificially contracted through the activation of their associated motor neurons. A principal application of electrical stimulation is to assist human motion for orthotic or therapeutic purposes. This paper develops a framework for the design of model-based(More)
1: Two configurations for sensing proximity: (a) single electrode and (b) two in-plane electrodes. Abstract—This paper reports, for the first time, a dispenser printed proximity sensor on fabric for wearable creative applications. The entire proximity sensor is dispenser printed onto a woven polyester/cotton fabric which is the predominant fabric used for(More)
High density p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 nanowire arrays are produced by a combination of electrodeposition and ion-track lithography technology. Initially, the electrodeposition of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 films is investigated to find out the optimal conditions for the deposition of nanowires. Polyimide-based Kapton foils are chosen as a polymer for ion track(More)