Epidermal Wireless Sensors on Releasable Films for Biophysical Signal Measurement on Facial Areas


This paper presents an ultrathin stretchable device capable of soft lamination onto the skin with a releasable film for wireless measurement of biophysiological signal on skin. The device contains metallic electrodes and graphite strips, and can be attached to multiple skin locations in a conformal manner. Experimental results demonstrate that the device offers ease of skin releasing with reliable biopotential and strain measurement capability. This device when combined with other sensing mechanisms can yield a comprehensive sleep evaluation system capable of revealing influencing factors that are specific to a person, allowing highly individualized treatment plans for patients with sleep disorders.

Meeting Name

19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2017 (2017: Jun. 18-22, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Center for High Performance Computing Research


The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National 1000 Youth Scholar program, the “first class universities and first class disciplines” program in China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Tianjin (No.61604108 and No.16JCYBJC40600).

Keywords and Phrases

Biophysical Signals; Epidermal Sensors; Releasable Film; Sleep Study; Wireless Detection

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Publication Date

22 Jun 2017