|About this Abstract
||MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
||3D Printing of Biomaterials and Devices
||Mechanical and Electrical Properties of 3D Printed Wearable Structures
||Jose Gonzalez-Garcia, Bhargavi Mummareddy, Gina E. Morrison, Vamsi Borra, Pedro Cortes, Byung-Wook Park
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Nowadays, wearable sensors emerging from 3D printing technologies are becoming the next generation of integrate platforms for different applications in the health field such as sweat sensing and tactile sensing among others. However, more studies about their mechanical and electrical properties need to be addressed in order to evaluate their response under fatigue conditions over long periods of time. This with the purpose of evaluate their integrity. Indeed, modifications in their manufacturing process including different conductive inks polymeric substrates will affect their performance. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the structural and electrical properties of 3D printed wearable component where the ink conductivity, as well as the ink-substrate interaction are evaluated. This study will provide the fundamental understanding of flexible printed structures to act as supporting platform for a cortisol sensor system being investigated.