Distributive tactile sensing using fibre Bragg grating sensors for biomedical applications


Artificial tactile sensing systems using the distributive tactile sensing technique and fibre Bragg grating sensors are presented. A one-dimensional arrangement, with possible applications in an endoscope, is compared with a similar arrangement using conventional electronic sensors. A two-dimensional sensing surface is described, with potential applications in human balance and gait analysis, capable of detecting simultaneously the position and shape of an object placed upon it. It is believed that this work represents the first use of fibre Bragg grating sensors in a distributive sensing regime.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639105
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Event Title: First IEEE/RAS-EMBS Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2006-02-20 - 2006-02-22
Uncontrolled Keywords: bragg,distributive,fibre,sensor,tactile,Engineering(all)
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 14:24
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 14:45
Full Text Link: http://ieeexplo ... rnumber=1639105
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Published Date: 2006-12-22
Authors: Cowie, Barbara M.
Webb, David J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Tam, Betty
Slack, Paul
Brett, Peter N.

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