A primary motivation of our research is the monitoring of physical, physiological, and biochemical parameters - in any environment and without activity restriction and behaviour modification - through using miniaturised, wireless Body Sensor Networks (BSN). Key research issues that are currently being addressed include novel sensor designs, ultra-low power microprocessor and wireless platforms, energy scavenging, biocompatibility, system integration and miniaturisation, processing-on-node technologies combined with novel ASIC design, autonomic sensor networks and light-weight communication protocols. Our research is aimed at addressing the future needs of life-long health, wellbeing and healthcare, particularly those related to demographic changes associated with an ageing population and patients with chronic illnesses. This research theme is therefore closely aligned with the IGHI’s vision of providing safe, effective and accessible technologies for both developed and developing countries.

Some of our latest works were exhibited at the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.


Citation

BibTex format

@article{Seichepine,
author = {Seichepine, F and Salomon, S and Collet, M and Guillon, S and Nicu, L and Larrieu, G and Flahaut, E and Vieu, C},
title = {A combination of capillary assembly and dielectrophoresis for wafer scale integration of carbon nanotubes-based electrical and mechanical devices},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6268v1},
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - The wafer scale integration of carbon nanotubes (CNT) remains a challenge forelectronic and electromechanical applications. We propose a novel CNTintegration process relying on the combination of controlled capillary assemblyand buried electrode dielectrophoresis (DEP). This process enables to monitorthe precise spatial localization of a high density of CNTs and their alignmentin a pre-defined direction. Large arrays of independent and low resistivity(4.4 x 10^-5 {\Omega}.m) interconnections were achieved using this hybridassembly with double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT). Finally, arrays ofsuspended individual CNT carpets have been realized and we demonstrate theirpotential use as functional nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS) by monitoringtheir resonance frequencies (ranging between 1.7 MHz to 10.5MHz) using aFabry-Perot interferometer.
AU - Seichepine,F
AU - Salomon,S
AU - Collet,M
AU - Guillon,S
AU - Nicu,L
AU - Larrieu,G
AU - Flahaut,E
AU - Vieu,C
TI - A combination of capillary assembly and dielectrophoresis for wafer scale integration of carbon nanotubes-based electrical and mechanical devices
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6268v1
ER -