A wearable system to detect urine leakage based on a textile sensor.
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In this work, a wearable system to detect urine leakage based on a textile sensor is proposed. The system consists of a capacitive sensor embroidered with a conductive yarn in a cotton/polyester substrate. A microcontroller (MCU) with a wireless module for signal acquisition and a smartphone for monitoring complete the overall system. The capacitive sensor behaviour was tested in a climatic chamber between 30 % and 80% of relative humidity (RH) with a LCR meter and charge/discharge method directly connected to the MCU. The results show that the proposed system is able to detect urine leakage even though when the patient wears a diaper. The functionally allows to develop a real time monitoring system which can help nursing and medical assistants to take care of elderly and disabled people and improve the quality of life of these patients.
CitationMartinez, M.; Fernandez-Garcia, R.; Gil, I. A wearable system to detect urine leakage based on a textile sensor. A: IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems. "2020 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS)". 2020, ISBN 978-1-7281-5278-3. DOI 10.1109/FLEPS49123.2020.9239554.
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