Basic study on a soft tactile sensor based on subcutaneous tissue with collagen fibers

Yuto Sonoi, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Masayoshi Hashimoto, Motoaki Fukasawa, Nobuteru Usuda, Yoshito Otake, Manabu Fukumoto, Akihito Sano

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Abstract

Humans have a high sensitivity and a broad receptive field in tactile function and the skin performs an important role to propagate mechanical stimulation to mechanoreceptors. Previously, a finite element analysis using a skin model with collagen fibers revealed that the collagen fibers disperse stress concentrations in subcutaneous tissue. Thus, this paper presents the development of a soft tactile sensor having a structure of the subcutaneous tissue composed of adipose tissue and the collagen fibers by using urethane resins. As a sensing element, the compression of the adipose tissue part occurred by deformation on the sensor’s surface is measured by using the water level. A response of the proposed sensor is compared with a response of a sensor having a conventional uniform structure. The results indicate that the proposed sensor has a broad receptive field maintaining a high sensitivity as compared with the uniform sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Devices, Control, and Applications - 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016, Proceedings
EditorsFernando Bello, Yon Visell, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages35-43
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319423234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016
Event10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 04-07-201607-07-2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9775
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period04-07-1607-07-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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