Evaluation of Stretchable Conductor for Measuring Clothing Pressure

  • Katsunari SatoEmail author
  • Sayasa Otsubo
  • Teppei Araki
  • Tohru Sugahara
  • Katsuaki Suganuma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8619)


In this study, we developed a stretchable conductor and evaluated whether it is capable of measuring clothing pressure. The experimental relationship between electrical resistance and strain, and the results regarding the physical effects of the conductor on the textile showed that this device could be used to measure clothing pressure by being printed on the textile (with particular suitability when the textile is made from polyester). Furthermore, we clarify the current problems of the conductor such as the variation in the electrical resistance with time and the bending characteristics.


Clothing pressure Stretchable conductor Strain sensor 



This work was performed under the Cooperative Research Program of “Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices” and supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up) 25880014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsunari Sato
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sayasa Otsubo
    • 1
  • Teppei Araki
    • 2
  • Tohru Sugahara
    • 2
  • Katsuaki Suganuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Nara Women’s UniversityNaraJapan
  2. 2.Osaka UniversityIbarakiJapan

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