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Design of a wireless skin moisture detection system using a capacitive sensor

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7 Author(s)
Wei, Q. ; Grad. Sch. of Electr. Enginerring & Comput. Sci., Kyungpook Nat. Univ., Daegu, South Korea ; Zhu, C.W. ; Seong, K.W. ; Lee, Z.H.
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This study proposes a new wireless skin moisture detection system using a capacitive sensor rather than traditional optical methods. Moisture is the most important factor for maintaining healthy skin. The moisture in the skin can be detected by a capacitive sensor. The aim of this study was to design a wireless capacitive senor skin moisture detection system. The capacitive sensor was pressed onto the skin of a rat to measure the moisture, and the data was transmitted with the RF method. The transmitter and receiver were individually controlled by a microprocessor. The results of the preliminary experiment show that using a capacitive sensor to detect skin moisture was possible. In addition, the wireless detection system showed a good performance in an in-vivo experiment.

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Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2012 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on

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5-7 Jan. 2012