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In many activities in space, astronauts need to wear pressurized spacesuits. This equipment can protect the astronaut from the hostile external environment, but at the same time impede a series of movements causing discomfort and fatigue. To monitor these limitations in the usage of spacesuits, specific sensors need to be tailored. Among the different types of devices, wearable sensors can be a promising candidate to provide this information without adding further discomfort. The success of wearables relies on the possibility to integrate multifunctional components in the textile providing almost transparent sensing of the human body. In this scenario, physical sensors play a crucial role since they offer a fast and reliable feedback of the human motion, even for fine gestures, and can detect vital physiological parameters too. Among wearable physical sensors, thermoplastic materials are interesting for their sensitivity …
Publication date: 
23 Jun 2021

F Maita, A Piccardi, I Lucarini, M Scatto, M Ruggeri, L Maiolo

Biblio References: 
Pages: 387-391
2021 IEEE 8th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace)