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Use of conducting yarns to develop textile actuators
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor and Actuator Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
ITP GmbH Gesellschaft für Intelligente Produkte (ITP), Weimar, Germany.
University of Borås, Smart Textiles, Borås, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor and Actuator Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2071-7768
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The feasibility of textile actuators and their advantages to develop soft actuators with synergetic actuation have been proven. They are composed of a passive fabric coated with an electroactive polymer that provides the mechanical motion. Until now, a two-step coating process was followed to make the textile actuators: a first coating that provided conductivity to the passive fabrics and, once conducting, a second coating by electropolymerization was used to get a highly electroactive (moving as much as possible) material. To simplify the fabrication process, we here used different commercially available conducting yarns (polyamide+carbon, silicon+carbon, polyamide+silver coated, cellulose+carbon, polyester+2 × INOX 50 μm, polyester+2 × Cu/Sn and polyester+gold coated) to develop such textile actuators.

Thus, it was possible to coat them through direct electrochemical synthesis, avoiding the first step, which should provide with an easier and more cost-effective fabrication process. The conductivity and the electrochemical properties of the yarns were sufficient to allow the electropolymerization of the conducting polymer polypyrrole on the yarns. The electropolymerization was carried out and both the linear and angular the actuation of the yarns was investigated. These yarns may be incorporated into textile actuators for assistive prosthetic devices.

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2019.
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Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-160100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-160100DiVA, id: diva2:1348668
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9th international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP)transducers & artificial muscles, Dresden, Germany, 4-6 June, 2019
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved

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