Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Department

Chemical and Biological Engineering

College

Engineering

Project Advisor

Nigel Reuel

Description

For firefighters and other professions with strenuous activity, heat stress is a serious occupational hazard. Additionally, hydration is important to monitor in these populations. Currently, only bulky devices which add unwanted weight and require a power source to be carried are available. The goal of this research is to develop wireless sensors that may be worn like a sticker to monitor several factors associated with heat stress and hydration. These factors include: water loss, electrolyte concentrations in sweat, and the temperature of the skin. A resonant sensor has been prototyped to detect the frequency emitted from the printed inductive coil. Different techniques have been studied to find the best parameters to create the sensors.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Wireless Sensors for Heat Stress and Hydration

For firefighters and other professions with strenuous activity, heat stress is a serious occupational hazard. Additionally, hydration is important to monitor in these populations. Currently, only bulky devices which add unwanted weight and require a power source to be carried are available. The goal of this research is to develop wireless sensors that may be worn like a sticker to monitor several factors associated with heat stress and hydration. These factors include: water loss, electrolyte concentrations in sweat, and the temperature of the skin. A resonant sensor has been prototyped to detect the frequency emitted from the printed inductive coil. Different techniques have been studied to find the best parameters to create the sensors.