Advanced haptic sensor for measuring human skin conditions

Daisuke Tsuchimi, Takeshi Okuyama, Mami Tanaka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMIT 2009 - Mechatronics and Information Technology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 10
Event2009 International Conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology, ICMIT 2009 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Dec 32009 Dec 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7500
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Mechatronics and Information Technology, ICMIT 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGwangju
Period09/12/309/12/5

Keywords

  • Human skin
  • Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film
  • Smoothness
  • Softness
  • Stickiness
  • Tactile sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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