Wireless graphene-based thermal patch for obtaining temperature distribution and performing thermography

Minpyo Kang, Hyerin Jeong, Sung Won Park, Juyeong Hong, Hyeyeon Lee, Youngcheol Chae, Sunggu Yang, Jong Hyun Ahn

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Abstract

Thermal imaging provides information regarding the general condition of the human body and facilitates the diagnosis of various diseases. Heat therapy or thermotherapy can help in the treatment of injuries to the skin tissue. Here, we report a wearable thermal patch with dual functions of continuous skin temperature sensing and thermotherapy for effective self-care treatment. This system consists of a graphene-based capacitive sensor, a graphene thermal pad, and a flexible readout board with a wireless communication module. The wearable sensor continuously monitors the temperature variation over a large area of the skin (3 × 3cm2) with high resolution and sensitivity and performs thermotherapy via the graphene-based heater mounted at the bottom of the device. Animal studies prove that the proposed system can be used to diagnose various diseases. This technology could be useful in the development of convenient and wearable health care devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabm6693
JournalScience Advances
Volume8
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

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