A portable triboelectric nanogenerator for real-time respiration monitoring.

Zhang, Zhicheng, Zhang, Jiwei, Zhang, He ORCID: 0000-0003-2168-0503, Wang, Huagang, Hu, Zhiwei, Xuan, Weipeng, Dong, Shurong and Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443 (2019) A portable triboelectric nanogenerator for real-time respiration monitoring. Nanoscale research letters, 14 (1). p. 354. ISSN 1931-7573

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As a reliable indicator of human physiological health, respiratory rate has been utilized in more and more cases for prediction and diagnosis of potential respiratory diseases and the respiratory dysfunction caused by cystic fibrosis. However, compared with smart mobile electronics, traditional clinical respiration monitoring systems is not convenient to work as a household wearable device for real-time respiration monitoring in daily life due to its cumbersome structure, complex operability, and reliance on external power sources. Thus, we propose a wearable wireless respiration sensor based on lateral sliding mode triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) to monitor respiratory rates by sensing the variation of the abdominal circumference. In this paper, we validate the possibility of the device as a respiration monitoring sensor via an established theoretical model and investigate the output performance of the sensor via a series of mechanical tests. Furtherly, the applications of the respiration sensor in different individuals, different breathing rhythms, different active states, and wireless transmission have been verified by a lot of volunteer tests. All the results demonstrate the potential of the proposed wearable sensor as a new alternative for detecting and monitoring real-time respiratory rates with general applicability and sensitivity.

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Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/),
Uncontrolled Keywords: Triboelectric nanogenerator, Waist-wearable respiration sensor, Wireless transmission
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 07:59
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 07:59
Identification Number: 10.1186/s11671-019-3187-4
Funders: ** Funder: the Key Research Project of Southern Xinjiang; Grant(s): 2019DB013, ** Funder: Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities; Grant(s): 2019QNA4040, ** Funder: National Natural Science Foundation of China; Grant(s): 51978609, 11472244
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2678

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