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Bio-inspired tactile sensor with arrayed structures based on electroactive polymers
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Paper Abstract

We reported some work on flexible tactile sensors based on Flemion ionic polymer metal composites previously. In this work, we compared the signals in both voltage and current with the signals obtained from a giant nerve fiber reported previously by other researchers. We found some similarities between the artificial tactile sensor and the nerve fiber, in both of which ionic movement play a very important role. This bio-inspired Flemion based ionic polymer metal composites would be a good candidate for bio-related sensors especially for prosthetic limb socket interface applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7287, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009, 72872A (6 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818075
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Jin Wang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Hiroshi Sato, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (Japan)
Minoru Taya, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7287:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Thomas Wallmersperger, Editor(s)

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