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Remote tactile sensing system integrated with magnetic synapse
- Remote tactile sensing system integrated with magnetic synapse
- Oh, Sun Jong; Jung, Young Do; Kim, Seong Gi; Kim, Sung Joon; Hu, Xinghao; Lim, Hyun Eui; Kim, Cheol Gi
- DGIST Authors
- Kim, Cheol Gi
- Issue Date
- Scientific Reports, 7(1)
- Article Type
- PRESSURE SENSORS; ELECTRONIC SKIN; RUBBER; DEVICES; STRAIN; NANOGENERATOR; SILICON; FINGER
- Mechanoreceptors in a fingertip convert external tactile stimulations into electrical signals, which are transmitted by the nervous system through synaptic transmitters and then perceived by the brain with high accuracy and reliability. Inspired by the human synapse system, this paper reports a robust tactile sensing system consisting of a remote touch tip and a magnetic synapse. External pressure on the remote touch tip is transferred in the form of air pressure to the magnetic synapse, where its variation is converted into electrical signals. The developed system has high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range. The remote sensing system demonstrated tactile capabilities over wide pressure range with a minimum detectable pressure of 6 Pa. In addition, it could measure tactile stimulation up to 1,000 Hz without distortion and hysteresis, owing to the separation of the touching and sensing parts. The excellent performance of the system in terms of surface texture discrimination, heartbeat measurement from the human wrist, and satisfactory detection quality in water indicates that it has considerable potential for various mechanosensory applications in different environments. © 2017 The Author(s).
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Kim, Cheol Gi
Lab for NanoBio-MatErials & SpinTronics(nBEST)
Magnetic Materials and Spintronics; Converging Technology of Nanomaterials and Biomaterials; Bio-NEMS;MEMS
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