Flexible and wearable sensors are getting closer to market and hybrid flexible electronics will be integrated in many end-user products. Especially in healthcare these new electronic sensors elements offer numerous possibilities. A shirt with hybrid flexible sensors and actuators is able to track motions in real-time and gives feedback to a user. Within this work there will be a strong cooperation with the Robert Bosch GmbH. The textile-based sensors and actuators will be provided and fast realization of a prototype is provided.
The primary goal of this thesis is the conceptual und physical design of a hybrid flexible electronic system for motion tracking. The textile-based sensors supply signals that indicate acceleration rotation, these sensors are interconnected via an I2C bus and the data should be processed by a programmable microcontroller. Afterwards the preprocessed data should be forwarded via Bluetooth. The design shall be evaluated with respect to power consumption, costs and the quality of data.
- Experience with microcontroller programming and integrated circuit design
- Motivation and interest in solving technical problems independently