Wearable textile electronics are highly desirable for realizing personalized health management through non-invasive monitoring of the individual’s physiological condition. However, most reported textile electronics can either periodically target a single physiological signal or miss the explicit details of the signals, leading to a partial assessment of the health condition. Furthermore, electronic textiles with excellent sensing property as well as comfortable wearability remain a challenge. Here, we report a triboelectric all-textile sensor-array (TATSA), with high pressure sensitivity and comfort, for monitoring epidermal pressure related to physiological conditions. It exhibits high pressure sensitivity (7.84 mVPa-1), fast response time (20 ms), stability (> 100,000 cycles), wide working frequency bandwidth (up to 20 Hz), and machine washability (> 40 washes). The fabricated TATSAs were stitched into different parts of the clothes to monitor the arterial pulse waves and respiratory signals simultaneously for an accurate analysis of the physiological condition. We further developed a health monitoring system and demonstrated its use in long-term and non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular disease (CAD) and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), which exhibits a great advancement in wearable textile electronics for quantitative analysis of some chronic diseases.
From September 2002 to December 2007, Prof. YANG Jin studied in the College of Optoelectronic Engineering of Chongqing University for master degree and doctoral degree. He worked in the College of Optoelectronic Engineering of Chongqing University in the same year. He was specially appointed as an associate professor in 2008 and a professor/doctoral supervisor in 2013. From April 2013 to October 2014, he visited the Nanostructure Characterization Center of Georgia Institute of Technology. Now he is the director/deputy secretary-general of Precision Machinery Branch of China Instrument Society, the director of Sensor Branch of China Instrument Society, and the innovation leader of Chongqing. He Mainly engaged in research on flexible materials/devices, acoustic sensing and nondestructive testing technology. Presided over and participated in 3 NSFC projects, 2 NSFC key projects, 1 national major instrument project, one 863 major project, two 863 special projects, and 5 Chongqing Natural Science Fund/key research projects. One second prize of Natural Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements of Colleges and Universities of the Ministry of Education, one second prize of Chongqing Science and Technology Progress Award, and one second and third prize of Chongqing Natural Science Award respectively. Since 2008, 50 SCI retrieval papers have been published as the first author, co first author and corresponding author, including 20 papers in Zone 1 (IF>10), 6 highly cited papers in ESI, and 1 hot topic paper in ESI, including Nature Electronics, Science Advances, Material, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, etc.