Biocompatable polymer coatings for biosensors: Wearable Sweat Sensor.

A DTI-Knowledge Transfer Partnership was successfully established between Unilever and the University of Manchester, led by Dr Patricia Scully and Professor Krishna Persaud. A wearable polymer fibre sensor was developed to monitor sweating in the armpit, for antiperspirant evaluation based on a moisture sensitive cladding.  The outputs included a patent, filed by Unilever for a polymer optical coating recipe for various moisture sensitive coatings for optical fibre sensors. A range of ruggedised optical fibre sensors, electronic instrumentation  and data collection software was generated for hot room trials.


  • J Vaughan, P J Scully. Optical sensing for perspiration. Photon 08: Optics & Photonics Conference. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing: 2008: -. eScholarID:48765
  • J. Vaughan, C. Woodyatt, P. J. Scully. Polymer optical fibre sensor to monitor skin moisture. Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6619, 66191T (2007); doi:10.1117/12.738650. SPIE: 2007: -. eScholarID:69236
  • J. Vaughan, C. Woodyatt, P. J.Scully, K. Persaud. Polymer optical fibre sensor to monitor skin moisture and perspiration. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers. 2007: -. eScholarID:69235
  • SweatPOD: Polymer optical coatings for moisture monitoring. CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest. OSA: 2007: -. eScholarID:69237


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