Measuring human body temperature through temperature sensing fabric

Muhammad Dawood Husain*, Shenela Naqvi, Ozgur Atalay, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Richard Kennon

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Continuous measurement of temperature profiles on the surface of the human body offers various kinds of information valuable for clinical diagnosis and as a useful guide to take suitable action. In this article, the behavior of a newly developed temperature sensing fabric (TSF) over extended periods of time in a practical application and its comparison with a reference temperature sensor was investigated. The performance of the TSF was analyzed by measuring the human body skin temperature under steady-state and dynamic conditions. A dedicated interface was built in the LabVIEW environment to measure and record the temperature readings of the TSF and reference temperature sensor simultaneously. The reference and TSF sensors both followed exactly the same trends and experienced the same type of movement artifacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalAATCC Journal of Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

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© 2016, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorist. All rights reserved.


The authors would like to acknowledge the funding provided by the NED University of Engineering and Technology Pakistan, through the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, to carry out this study at the School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK.

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University of Manchester
NED University of Engineering and Technology
Higher Education Commision, Pakistan


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