Low Cost Paper-Based and Inkjet-Printed Wireless Sensors
Developing low cost sensor with wireless capability will be researched through exploring different circuit patterns for detecting change, using conductive ink printed as a circuit onto paper substrates, and analyzing which signal emitted by simple antenna. The application of such technology is important in many industries such as agriculture and manufacturing where environmental factors affect the outcome of products. For example, wrong humidity can not only cause decaying in certain food but also render electronic equipment useless. Another use case is disposable biosensors to detect glucose level in blood. Low cost circuits will allow them to be disposed without great penalty increasing safety. Paper-based and inkjet-printed circuits are suitable for such applications due to the low-cost nature and other advantages discussed in the paper. With previous research on Inkjet-printed circuits, wireless biosensors and flat antennas, our research is attempting to combine the technology while reducing the cost and effectivity; expected outcome of the project is mature but low-cost development of cellulose-based senor and close-range antenna on paper to transmit signals depending on what is being measured.
Park, Jungbin (2020). Low Cost Paper-Based and Inkjet-Printed Wireless Sensors. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from