Capacitive soft strain sensors via multicore-shell fiber printing

Andreas Frutiger, Joseph T. Muth, Daniel M. Vogt, Yiʇit Mengüç, Alexandre Campo, Alexander D. Valentine, Conor J. Walsh, Jennifer A. Lewis

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A new method for fabricating textile integrable capacitive soft strain sensors is reported, based on multicore-shell fiber printing. The fiber sensors consist of four concentric, alternating layers of conductor and dielectric, respectively. These wearable sensors provide accurate and hysteresis-free strain measurements under both static and dynamic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2440-2446
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 17 2015


  • 3D printing
  • ionic conductor
  • soft sensors
  • stretchable electronics
  • textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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