Smart fabrics and interactive textiles have attracted great interest as a newly emergent material because of their multifunctional capabilities. Herein, a highly robust wireless flexible strain sensor on the basis of commercial textile by the integration of functional hybrid carbon nanomaterials and piezoresistive material is fabricated. Specifically, a solution-processable spray-assisted coating approach that enables the creation of a uniform coating over a large area of fabrics is employed. The textile-based strain sensor exhibits a highly stable and immediate response over a wide range of bending curvatures and structural properties of ZnO nanowires because of their different deflection behaviors. The wearing performance with attaching on commercial fabrics is further demonstrated. The as-prepared sensor responds well to diverse body motions with accurate detection of strain magnitude and even extends its viability in wireless remote sensing by connecting to a wireless transmitter. The novel approach for the modification of textiles with functional nanomaterials may provide a feasible approach for the production of textile-based electronics without employing any sophisticated fabrication processes, and it further exploits the diverse functionalities by utilizing various sensing components.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grants (NRF-2014R1A2A1A11052829 and 2015R1A2A2A04003160).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics