Perspective about Cellulose-Based Pressure and Strain Sensors for Human Motion Detection

Fevzihan Basarir, Joice Jaqueline Kaschuk, Jaana Vapaavuori*

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High-performance wearable sensors, especially resistive pressure and strain sensors, have shown to be promising approaches for the next generation of health monitoring. Besides being skin-friendly and biocompatible, the required features for such types of sensors are lightweight, flexible, and stretchable. Cellulose-based materials in their different forms, such as air-porous materials and hydrogels, can have advantageous properties to these sensors. For example, cellulosic sensors can present superior mechanical properties which lead to improved sensor performance. Here, recent advances in cellulose-based pressure and strain sensors for human motion detection are reviewed. The methodologies and materials for obtaining such devices and the highlights of pressure and strain sensor features are also described. Finally, the feasibility and the prospects of the field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number187
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review


  • aerogel
  • cellulose
  • foam
  • human motion detection
  • hydrogel
  • pressure sensor
  • resistive type
  • strain sensor


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