Silicone-based ultra-stretchable strain sensors
Title: Silicone-based ultra-stretchable strain sensors
Authors: Fabrizio Putzu (Queen Mary University of London); Kaspar Althoefer (Queen Mary University of London); Luigi Manfredi (Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT), University of Dundee);
Citation: Putzu, F., Althoefer, K., Manfredi, L., (2018). Silicone-based ultra-stretchable strain sensors. UK-RAS Conference: ‘Robots Working For & Among Us’ Proceedings, 144-147. doi: 10.31256/UKRAS17.46
This paper presents the materials and methods used to produce polymer-based sensors. Stretchable sensors could be used to measure force, speed, pressure and can be applied in areas such as health monitoring. The procedure followed is easy and inexpensive, the outcome of it are sensors with high stretchability. These have been tested with an Instron® machine showing that good conductivity over a very broad range and high sensitivity can be achieved.