Soft, stretchable and conductive biointerfaces for bio-hybrid tactile sensing investigation

Irene Bernardeschi, Francesco Greco, Gianni Ciofani, Virgilio Mattoli, Barbara Mazzolai, Lucia Beccai

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Abstract

In this work we present the design, fabrication and characterization of polymer-based soft, stretchable and conductive biointerfaces for achieving both mechanical stimulation of cells and recording of their response. These biointerfaces represent the very first step for investigating potential bio-hybrid tactile sensing approaches. Cells transform mechanical stimuli into biological and biochemical signals (mechanotransduction): modifications on cell mem-brane structure lead to a final change in membrane electric potential. Therefore, an efficient way to quantify cellular response to mechanical stimuli is to evaluate the impedance variation of cells due to externally applied forces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings
Pages353-355
Number of pages3
Volume8064 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period13/7/2913/8/2

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Keywords

  • bio-hybrid sensors
  • Biointerfaces
  • mechanotransduction
  • membrane potential
  • PDMS
  • PEDOT:PSS
  • stretchable conductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Bernardeschi, I., Greco, F., Ciofani, G., Mattoli, V., Mazzolai, B., & Beccai, L. (2013). Soft, stretchable and conductive biointerfaces for bio-hybrid tactile sensing investigation. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings (Vol. 8064 LNAI, pp. 353-355). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8064 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5-32