Soft Condensed Mater Sensor Structures For Soft Body Dynamic And Vital Function Monitoring (Sensors Europe 2017)

Dr Mark Melnykowycz, Scientist
Empa, Swiss Federal Lab for Materials Science


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Presentation Summary

A soft condensed matter sensor (SCMS) material based on carbon black (CB) and a thermoplastic elas-tomer (TPE) is used as a piezoresistive sensor with a compliant structure design for body-mounted strain gauge applications, including body motion tracking, blood pulse, and breathing monitoring.

Speaker Biography (Mark Melnykowycz)

Mark Melnykowycz (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) is a researcher focused on wearable sensors and material tech-nologies. He has worked in various fields including biomaterial scaffolds, research of active fiber com-posites based on piezoelectric fibers, application of simulation technologies in the automotive industry, as well as user experience and product architecture design.

Company Profile (EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials)

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Empa is an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, which conducts cutting-edge materi-als and technology research. Empa focuses on meeting the requirements of industry and the growing needs of society through efficient technology transfer from research to marketable innovations with in-dustry partners. Focus areas include nanostructured, "smart" materials and surfaces, environmental, en-ergy and sustainable building technologies as well as biotechnology and medical technology. Empa is capable of providing our partners with customized solutions that not only enhance their innovative edge and competitiveness for global markets, but also help to improve the quality of life for the public at large.
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