Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors

Cowie, Barbara, Webb, David, Tam, Betty, Slack, Paul and Brett, Peter (2006). Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors. IN: Biophotonics and new therapy frontiers. Grzymala, Romualda and Haeberle, Oliver (eds) SPIE proceedings, 6191 . SPIE.


Two distributive tactile sensing systems are presented, based on fibre Bragg grating sensors. The first is a onedimensional metal strip with an array of 4 sensors, which is capable of detecting the magnitude and position of a contacting load. This system is compared experimentally with a similar system using resistive strain gauges. The second is a two-dimensional steel plate with 9 sensors which is able to distinguish the position and shape of a contacting load. This system is compared with a similar system using 16 infrared displacement sensors. Each system uses neural networks to process the sensor data to give information concerning the type of contact.

Additional Information: Barbara M. Cowie ; David J. Webb ; Betty Tam ; Paul Slack and Peter N. Brett "Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors", Proc. SPIE 6191, Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers, 61910Z (April 14, 2006); doi:10.1117/12.662597. Copyright 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.662597
Event Title: Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Strasbourg
Event Dates: 2006-04-03 - 2006-04-05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bragg, distributive, sensor, neural, optical
Published Date: 2006-04-03
Authors: Cowie, Barbara
Webb, David
Tam, Betty
Slack, Paul
Brett, Peter



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