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Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

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Biomaterials | Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation | Equipment and Supplies | Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology


In the present study, we propose and develop a flexible pressure sensor based on the piezoresistive effect of multilayer graphene films on polyester textile. The pressure response results from the deformation of graphene conductive network structure and the changes in resistance. Here, we show that the graphene pressure sensor can achieve a sensitivity value of 0.012 kPa - 1 , the measurement range can be as high as 800 kPa, and the response time can reach to 50 ms. Subsequently, a stable in-shoe wireless plantar pressure measurement system is developed and dynamic pressure distribution is acquired in real-time. Overall, the graphene textile pressure sensor has the advantage of wide dynamic range, flexibility and comfort, which provides the high possibility for footwear evaluation, clinical gait analysis and pathological foot diagnosis.


flexible textile, foot plantar, gait analysis, graphene, pressure sensor

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Materials (Basel). 2017 Sep 11;10(9). pii: ma10091068. doi: 10.3390/ma10091068. Link to article on publisher's site

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Materials (Basel, Switzerland)

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