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Title: On-cloth wearable E-nose for monitoring and discrimination of body odor signature
Authors: Teerakiat Kerdcharoen
Thara Seesaard
Panida lorwongtragool
Sasiprapa Seaon
Keywords: Smelling shirt;Human body odor;Wearable electronic nose;ZigBee
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IEEE
9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, IEEE ISSNIP 2014; Singapore; Singapore; 21 April 2014 through 24 April 2014; Category numberCFP14842-ART; Code 106024
Citation: Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2014 IEEE Ninth International Conference on
Abstract: In this paper, we have developed a wearable electronic nose (e-nose) embedded on cloth for detecting the body odor of wearer, aiming to be a self-monitoring healthcare consumer electronics. This "smelling shirt" consists of eight on-fabric chemical gas sensors based on polymer/functionalized-SWCNTs simply fabricated by embroidering and drop coating process. Sew-able electronic modules based on LilyPad Arduino together with wireless ZigBee module were used for data acquisition and communication. The performance of the sensors has been tested by a selected set of volatile organic compounds as presented in the body odor, such as dodecane, 2-ethylhexanol, butyric acid, 6-Methyl-5-heptenone, nonanal and water. Discrimination of individual health status and analysis of the odor-print (or smell-print) of specific persons were confirmed by principal component analysis (PCA), which was found to be able to track change in the human body odor, thereby showing its potential to be applied for real-time point-of-care health monitoring.
Other Identifiers: 10.1109/ISSNIP.2014.6827634
Appears in Collections:Physics: International Proceedings
MU: International Proceedings

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