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Advanced haptic sensor for measuring human skin conditions
Author(s): Daisuke Tsuchimi; Takeshi Okuyama; Mami Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the development of a tactile sensor using PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) film as a sensory receptor of the sensor to evaluate softness, smoothness, and stickiness of human skin. Tactile sense is the most important sense in the sensation receptor of the human body along with eyesight, and we can examine skin condition quickly using these sense. But, its subjectivity and ambiguity make it difficult to quantify skin conditions. Therefore, development of measurement device which can evaluate skin conditions easily and objectively is demanded by dermatologists, cosmetic industries, and so on. In this paper, an advanced haptic sensor system that can measure multiple information of skin condition in various parts of human body is developed. The applications of the sensor system to evaluate softness, smoothness, and stickiness of skin are investigated through two experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7500, ICMIT 2009: Mechatronics and Information Technology, 75000K (22 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858439
Show Author Affiliations
Daisuke Tsuchimi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Okuyama, 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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