This invention describes a one-of-a kind smart textile fabric, a synthetic knit that is a soft stretchy material. It responds to stretching with a change in electrical resistance and thus provides a simple mechanism to measure displacement. This cutting edge technology is an excellent alternative to the rigid, bulky and uncomfortable sensors commercially available today.
substrate and thread type
greater resistance than existing stretch sensor
stitch geometry – multiple orientations
accuracy and precision sensor
the challenge of bulky wearable sensing