Optimisation of magnetostrictive bilayer sensors for medical applications

Eugenijus Kaniusas*, Helmut Pfützner, Lars Mehnen, Jürgen Kosel, Andreas Hasenzagl

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Magnetostrictive bilayer sensors have been successfully applied on the skin for the registration of various physiological quantities, ranging from the cardiorespiratory activity to the blood pressure changes. The application region was varied from the neck down to the calf. Thus an optimization of the sensor parameters becomes an increasingly important issue. Here the optimisation is considered with respect to curvature, bending momentum, and temperature of the bilayer. The results yield different requirements for different skin regions. In order to control the cross-sensitivity of the sensor, special sensor set-ups are introduced to reduce bending or thermal sensitivity, which is relevant for various medical areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Bending momentum sensors
  • Magnetostrictive bilayers
  • Physiological sensors
  • Skin curvature sensors
  • Thermal sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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