Ultrathin epidermal strain sensor based on an elastomer nanosheet with an inkjet-printed conductive polymer

Yuma Tetsu, Kento Yamagishi, Akira Kato, Yuya Matsumoto, Mariko Tsukune, Yo Kobayashi, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Shinji Takeoka, Toshinori Fujie

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Abstract

To minimize the interference that skin-contact strain sensors cause natural skin deformation, physical conformability to the epidermal structure is critical. Here, we developed an ultrathin strain sensor made from poly(3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) inkjetprinted on a polystyrene-polybutadiene-polystyrene (SBS) nanosheet. The sensor, whose total thickness and gauge factor were ∼1 μm and 0.73 ± 0.10, respectively, deeply conformed to the epidermal structure and successfully detected the small skin strain (∼2%) while interfering minimally with the natural deformation of the skin. Such an epidermal strain sensor will open a new avenue for precisely detecting the motion of human skin and artificial soft-robotic skin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number087201
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

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Polymers
polybutadiene
Polystyrenes
sulfonates
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Polybutadienes
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Tetsu, Y., Yamagishi, K., Kato, A., Matsumoto, Y., Tsukune, M., Kobayashi, Y., ... Fujie, T. (2017). Ultrathin epidermal strain sensor based on an elastomer nanosheet with an inkjet-printed conductive polymer. Applied Physics Express, 10(8), [087201]. https://doi.org/10.7567/APEX.10.087201

Ultrathin epidermal strain sensor based on an elastomer nanosheet with an inkjet-printed conductive polymer. / Tetsu, Yuma; Yamagishi, Kento; Kato, Akira; Matsumoto, Yuya; Tsukune, Mariko; Kobayashi, Yo; Fujie, Masakatsu G.; Takeoka, Shinji; Fujie, Toshinori.

In: Applied Physics Express, Vol. 10, No. 8, 087201, 01.08.2017.

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Tetsu, Y, Yamagishi, K, Kato, A, Matsumoto, Y, Tsukune, M, Kobayashi, Y, Fujie, MG, Takeoka, S & Fujie, T 2017, 'Ultrathin epidermal strain sensor based on an elastomer nanosheet with an inkjet-printed conductive polymer', Applied Physics Express, vol. 10, no. 8, 087201. https://doi.org/10.7567/APEX.10.087201
Tetsu, Yuma ; Yamagishi, Kento ; Kato, Akira ; Matsumoto, Yuya ; Tsukune, Mariko ; Kobayashi, Yo ; Fujie, Masakatsu G. ; Takeoka, Shinji ; Fujie, Toshinori. / Ultrathin epidermal strain sensor based on an elastomer nanosheet with an inkjet-printed conductive polymer. In: Applied Physics Express. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 8.
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