Toward living tactile sensors

Kosuke Minzan, Masahiro Shimizu, Kota Miyasaka, Toshihiko Ogura, Junichi Nakai, Masamichi Ohkura, Koh Hosoda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


The authors aim to realize a "Cell Tactile Sensor" which is integrated tactile receptors built by cultured cells. We regard the cells cultured on the PDMS membrane as the force receptors. We here report on interesting experimental results as follows: at first, we designed the positions of cells by self-organization which is due to mechanical stimulations; secondly, we visualized the tactile information of cell tactile sensors by observing of the Ca 2 + induced from mechanical stimulations. Therefore, a new tactile sensor which has environment adaptability is developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783642398018
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Jul 292013 Aug 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8064 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cell Tactile Sensor
  • G-CaMP
  • mechanical stimulation
  • self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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