Degree Name

Master of Research


School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering


Due to people’s increasing desire for body health monitoring, the needs of knowing humans’ body parameters and transferring them to analyzable and understandable signals become increasingly attractive and significant. The present body-sign measurement devices are still bulky medical devices used in settings such as clinics or hospitals, which are accurate, but expensive and cannot achieve the personalization of usage targets and the monitoring of real-time body parameters. Many commercial wearable devices can provide some of the body indexes, such as the smartwatch providing the pulse/heartbeat information, but cannot give accurate and reliable data, and the data could be influenced by the user’s movement and the loose wearing habit, either. In this way, developing next-generation wearable devices combining good wearable experience and accuracy is gathering increasing attention.

The aim of this study is to develop a high-performance pressure/strain sensor with the requirements of comfortable to wear, and having great electromechanical behaviour to convert the physiological signal to an analyzable signal.

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