Abstract

The human hand is a vital component of our interaction with the environment, containing a large number of sensory receptors. The loss of a hand is, therefore, a serious and debilitating injury. Surveys have shown that 98% of users of upper limb prostheses desire to feel the level of force they apply through their prosthetic hands. Developments in tactile sensors have yielded many functional electronic skins. However, their complexity remains a barrier to their use in commercial prosthetic hands. This paper introduces a new design of a simple, flexible pressure sensor using carbon fibre tows as both the sensor and the electrodes. The design results in a dynamic pressure range of 0.35 to 280 kPa in a 25-by-25 mm prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherIEEE
Pages4341-4344
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/07/2024/07/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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