Simple and low-cost fabrication of flexible capacitive tactile sensors

Takashi Kasahara, Masanori Mizushima, Hidetoshi Shinohara, Tsutomu Obata, Tomoaki Futakuchi, Shuichi Shoji, Jun Mizuno

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We fabricated novel flexible capacitive tactile sensors that can detect both the direction and distribution of an applied force. The sensor consists of a conductive silicone rubber as a movable electrode and fixed electrodes formed on a poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film with silver paste. The dimensions of sensor head are 10:4 × 10:4 × 0:8mm3. We developed the tactile sensor using screen-printing techniques and atmosphericpressure plasma pretreatments. We experimentally evaluated the tactile responses to the applied force. The sensor detected the input forcedistribution with a force ranging up to 10N. The flexible thin PET film substrate enables fitting to the tight space and curved surface, and this capacitive tactile sensor is applicable for low-cost controllers of cellular phones and personal computers.

元の言語English
記事番号016502
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
50
発行部数1
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2011 1

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Simple and low-cost fabrication of flexible capacitive tactile sensors. / Kasahara, Takashi; Mizushima, Masanori; Shinohara, Hidetoshi; Obata, Tsutomu; Futakuchi, Tomoaki; Shoji, Shuichi; Mizuno, Jun.

:: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 巻 50, 番号 1, 016502, 01.2011.

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Kasahara, Takashi ; Mizushima, Masanori ; Shinohara, Hidetoshi ; Obata, Tsutomu ; Futakuchi, Tomoaki ; Shoji, Shuichi ; Mizuno, Jun. / Simple and low-cost fabrication of flexible capacitive tactile sensors. :: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. 2011 ; 巻 50, 番号 1.
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