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Can fabric sensors monitor breast motion?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • To establish whether conducting polymer-coated fabric sensors could be used to monitor breast motion, vertical breast motion of two large breasted women (C+ bra cup) was simultaneously monitored using an OPTOTRAKĀ® 3020 motion analysis system (200Hz) and polymer-coated fabric sensors linked to a custom-made Bluetooth telemetry system (100Hz) as the subjects walked and ran on a treadmill (7-10kmh-1 ). Sensor strain, change in resistance and vertical breast displacement relative to trunk movement were output for analysis. It was concluded that, although polymer-coated fabric sensors may exhibit a small response lag due to textile geometry changes, they were able to accurately and reliably represent changes in the amplitude of vertical breast displacement during treadmill gait.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Campbell, T. E., Munro, B. J., Wallace, G. G. & Steele, J. R. (2007). Can fabric sensors monitor breast motion?. Journal of Biomechanics, 40 (13), 3056-3059.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548473847

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3268

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 3056

End Page


  • 3059

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 13

Abstract


  • To establish whether conducting polymer-coated fabric sensors could be used to monitor breast motion, vertical breast motion of two large breasted women (C+ bra cup) was simultaneously monitored using an OPTOTRAKĀ® 3020 motion analysis system (200Hz) and polymer-coated fabric sensors linked to a custom-made Bluetooth telemetry system (100Hz) as the subjects walked and ran on a treadmill (7-10kmh-1 ). Sensor strain, change in resistance and vertical breast displacement relative to trunk movement were output for analysis. It was concluded that, although polymer-coated fabric sensors may exhibit a small response lag due to textile geometry changes, they were able to accurately and reliably represent changes in the amplitude of vertical breast displacement during treadmill gait.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Campbell, T. E., Munro, B. J., Wallace, G. G. & Steele, J. R. (2007). Can fabric sensors monitor breast motion?. Journal of Biomechanics, 40 (13), 3056-3059.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34548473847

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3268

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 3056

End Page


  • 3059

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 13