Development of an active tactile sensor for measuring human skin conditions

Mami Tanaka, Masahiro Matsumoto, Norihito Uetake, Katsuko Kikuchi, J. L. Lévêque, Seiji Chonan

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Abstract

This study concerns with the development of a sensor for measuring human skin conditions. PVDF film is used as a sensory receptor and the sensor is driven by stepping motor. Measurement is carried out while the sensor is rotated on the surface of the skin. For the investigation of the sensor output, two strain gauges are attached to the rotation axis in order to monitor the torque. The measurement samples are fabricated from rubber matrix. The torque and induced voltage of PVDF film are compared. The results show that the times of reaching the maximum are approximately equal. Furthermore it is confirmed that this sensor is effective for the evaluation of roughness and softness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies
Pages335-341
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event16th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST - Paris, France
Duration: 2005 Oct 92005 Oct 12

Publication series

Name16th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies

Other

Other16th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period05/10/905/10/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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