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Palpation sensor using two PVDF films
Author(s): Takeshi Okuyama; Mikiko Sone; Yoshikatsu Tanahashi; Mami Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

In this work, a prototype polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) palpation sensor has been developed. The sensor aims to measure stiffness, which is one of the information of biomedical tissue by palpation. The sensor is composed of two PVDF films, a silicone cylindrical column, and an aluminum cylinder. And the classification of hardness is concerned with the ratio of these PVDF outputs. In this paper, the output behavior of the palpation sensor was evaluated in detail by the experimental and numerical approach, and the suitable design to diagnose by the stiffness of tissue was investigated. Using the finite element analysis, the sensor output behavior was predicted. It is confirmed that the analysis is available for investigation of the dimension and the limitation of the sensor against the measuring object.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7500, ICMIT 2009: Mechatronics and Information Technology, 75000J (22 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858316
Show Author Affiliations
Takeshi Okuyama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mikiko Sone, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yoshikatsu Tanahashi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mami Tanaka, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7500:
ICMIT 2009: Mechatronics and Information Technology
Jeha Ryu; Kil To Chong; Ryojun Ikeura; Qingkai Han, Editor(s)

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