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Advances in Wearable Sensors: Signalling the Provenance of Garments Using Radio Frequency Watermarks

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Abstract


  • There is a significant nascent market for ethically produced products with enormous

    commercial potential around the world. A reliable method to signal the provenance of products is

    therefore critical for industry, given that competition based on price is not a viable strategy. The

    ability to trace and signal ethical treatment of animals is also of significant value to textiles

    manufactures. The efficacy of such a method can be measured with respect to the cost of

    implementation, scalability, and the difficulty of counterfeiting. The key to traceability is to win the

    trust of the consumer about the veracity of this information. Wearable sensors make it possible to

    monitor and improve the management of traceability and/or provenance. In this paper, we

    introduce a method for signalling the provenance of garments using radio frequency watermarks.

    The proposed model consists of two levels of authentication that are easy to use by legitimate

    vendors, but extremely difficult to imitate or hack, because the watermark is built-in and based on

    the radiation signature of electroactive materials.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Foroughi, J., Safaei, F., Raad, R. & Mitew, T. "Advances in Wearable Sensors: Signalling the Provenance of Garments Using Radio Frequency Watermarks." Sensors 20 .22 (2020): 6661-1-6661-9.

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1434&context=asshpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/408

Start Page


  • 6661-1

End Page


  • 6661-9

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 22

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • There is a significant nascent market for ethically produced products with enormous

    commercial potential around the world. A reliable method to signal the provenance of products is

    therefore critical for industry, given that competition based on price is not a viable strategy. The

    ability to trace and signal ethical treatment of animals is also of significant value to textiles

    manufactures. The efficacy of such a method can be measured with respect to the cost of

    implementation, scalability, and the difficulty of counterfeiting. The key to traceability is to win the

    trust of the consumer about the veracity of this information. Wearable sensors make it possible to

    monitor and improve the management of traceability and/or provenance. In this paper, we

    introduce a method for signalling the provenance of garments using radio frequency watermarks.

    The proposed model consists of two levels of authentication that are easy to use by legitimate

    vendors, but extremely difficult to imitate or hack, because the watermark is built-in and based on

    the radiation signature of electroactive materials.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Foroughi, J., Safaei, F., Raad, R. & Mitew, T. "Advances in Wearable Sensors: Signalling the Provenance of Garments Using Radio Frequency Watermarks." Sensors 20 .22 (2020): 6661-1-6661-9.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1434&context=asshpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/408

Start Page


  • 6661-1

End Page


  • 6661-9

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 22

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland