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A Soft Stretchable Sensor: Towards Peripheral Nerve Signal Sensing

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We propose a 3D-printable soft, stretchable, and transparent hydrogel-elastomer device that is able to detect simulated ‘nerve’ signals. The signal is passed to a conductive hydrogel electrode through a non-contact method of capacitive coupling through polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). We demonstrate that the device is able to detect sinusoidal waveforms passed through a simulated ‘nerve’ made from conductive hydrogel over a range of frequencies (1 kHz – 1 MHz). Analysis of signal detection showed a correlation to the electrode contact area and a V in /V out of larger than 10%. This provides the framework for the future development of a soft, 3D-printable, capacitive coupling device that can be used as a cuff electrode for detecting peripheral nerve signals.

Authors


  •   Hamilton, Charles (external author)
  •   Tian, Kevin (external author)
  •   Bae, Jinhye (external author)
  •   Yang, Canhui (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Suo, Zhigang (external author)
  •   Vlassak, Joost (external author)
  •   in het Panhuis, Marc

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hamilton, C., Tian, K., Bae, J., Yang, C., Alici, G., Spinks, G. M., Suo, Z., Vlassak, J. J. & in het Panhuis, M. (2018). A Soft Stretchable Sensor: Towards Peripheral Nerve Signal Sensing. MRS Advances, 3 (28), 1597-1602.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047265728

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1597

End Page


  • 1602

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • We propose a 3D-printable soft, stretchable, and transparent hydrogel-elastomer device that is able to detect simulated ‘nerve’ signals. The signal is passed to a conductive hydrogel electrode through a non-contact method of capacitive coupling through polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). We demonstrate that the device is able to detect sinusoidal waveforms passed through a simulated ‘nerve’ made from conductive hydrogel over a range of frequencies (1 kHz – 1 MHz). Analysis of signal detection showed a correlation to the electrode contact area and a V in /V out of larger than 10%. This provides the framework for the future development of a soft, 3D-printable, capacitive coupling device that can be used as a cuff electrode for detecting peripheral nerve signals.

Authors


  •   Hamilton, Charles (external author)
  •   Tian, Kevin (external author)
  •   Bae, Jinhye (external author)
  •   Yang, Canhui (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Suo, Zhigang (external author)
  •   Vlassak, Joost (external author)
  •   in het Panhuis, Marc

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hamilton, C., Tian, K., Bae, J., Yang, C., Alici, G., Spinks, G. M., Suo, Z., Vlassak, J. J. & in het Panhuis, M. (2018). A Soft Stretchable Sensor: Towards Peripheral Nerve Signal Sensing. MRS Advances, 3 (28), 1597-1602.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047265728

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1597

End Page


  • 1602

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • United States