To demonstrate the wearable flexible/stretchable health-monitoring sensor, it is necessary to develop advanced functional materials and fabrication technologies. Among the various developed materials and fabrication processes for wearable sensors, carbon-based materials and textile-based configurations are considered as promising approaches due to their outstanding characteristics such as high conductivity, lightweight, high mechanical properties, wearability, and biocompatibility. Despite these advantages, in order to realize practical wearable applications, electrical and mechanical performances such as sensitivity, stability, and long-term use are still not satisfied. Accordingly, in this review, we describe recent advances in process technologies to fabricate advanced carbon-based materials and textile-based sensors, followed by their applications such as human activity and electrophysiological sensors. Furthermore, we discuss the remaining challenges for both carbon- and textile-based wearable sensors and then suggest effective strategies to realize the wearable sensors in health monitoring.
Original Publication Citation
Heo, J. S., Hossain, M. F., & Kim, I. (2020). Challenges in design and fabrication of flexible/stretchable carbon- and textile-based wearable sensors for health monitoring: A critical review. Sensors, 20(14), 29 pp., Article 3927. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20143927
Heo, Jae Seng; Hossain, Md Faruk; and Kim, Insoo, "Challenges in Design and Fabrication of Flexible/Stretchable Carbon- and Textile-Based Wearable Sensors for Health Monitoring: A Critical Review" (2020). Bioelectrics Publications. 290.