Sensing Human Pulse Bit Using Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC)

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In this work, we have developed a wrist band using Nafion based ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMC) for sensing the rhythm of human pulse bits. Each pulse bit produces dynamic deformation of IPMC band, and signals (voltage) are generated due to endo-ionic mobility inside the IPMC strip wrapped around the wrist. This work introduces the concept of a novel pulse bits rhythm sensing device. We show proof-of-principle of the mechano-electrical functions of the device, namely IPMC film prepared by surface platinization of the ionic-polymer film.


Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Dynamic Deformation Ionic Polymer Robotic Hand Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Actuator 
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This work was carried out under the financial support from CSIR, New Delhi (Project No. ESC 0203). DC is thankful to Dr. P. Pal Roy, Director, of this institute for his encouragement to this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemistry & Biomimetics GroupCentral Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteDurgapurIndia

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