Electronic Textile Devices and Methods of Use

Technology Readiness Level: 4 – Prototype DevelopedTechnology Validation: Pilot studies in a horse model demonstrate the utility of the e-textiles in ambulatory health monitoring of large animals in a minimally obtrusive manner beyond conventional mea…
  • Technology Readiness Level: 4 - Prototype Developed
  • Technology Validation: Pilot studies in a horse model demonstrate the utility of the e-textiles in ambulatory health monitoring of large animals in a minimally obtrusive manner beyond conventional measurement methods.

Short Description:

  • Technology Readiness Level: 4 - Prototype Developed
  • Technology Validation: Pilot studies in a horse model demonstrate the utility of the e-textiles in ambulatory health monitoring of large animals in a minimally obtrusive manner beyond conventional measurement methods.

Abstract:

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a method that enables the direct spray writing of multimodal sensors into commercial stretch fabrics or garments. Increasing demand for remote healthcare has elucidated the utility of electronic textiles (e-textiles). The pragmatic deployment of e-textiles in clinical practice has been challenged because no rapid, large-scale production method exists. The current methods have also lacked durability, electrical connectivity, and/or fine patterning. The e-textiles created via the Purdue researchers' method are patterned at submillimeter resolution and retain the wearability and durability of commercial textiles. Additionally, the e-textiles are accommodative of a variety of body sizes and shapes and fit tightly to the skin, helping to anchor the recording electrodes in place.

Advantages:

  • Versatile in accommodating textiles
  • High-resolution
  • Durable
  • Wearable

Potential Applications:

  • E-textiles with tailored designs for both large animals and humans

Contact Information:

  • Name: Patrick W Finnerty
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  • Email: pwfinnerty@prf.org
  • Phone: 765-269-4080
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