High resolution skin-like sensor capable of sensing and visualizing various sensations and three dimensional shape

Xu, Tianbai, Wang, Wenbo, Bian, Xiaolei, Wang, Xiaozhi, Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443 and Dong, Shurong (2015) High resolution skin-like sensor capable of sensing and visualizing various sensations and three dimensional shape. Scientific Reports, 5. ISSN 2045-2322

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Abstract

Human skin contains multiple receptors, and is able to sense various stimuli such as temperature, pressure, force, corrosion etc, and to feel pains and the shape of objects. The development of skin-like sensors capable of sensing these stimuli is of great importance for various applications such as robots, touch detection, temperature monitoring, strain gauges etc. Great efforts have been made to develop high performance skin-like sensors, but they are far from perfect and much inferior to human skin as most of them can only sense one stimulus with focus on pressure (strain) or temperature, and are unable to visualize sensations and shape of objects. Here we report a skin-like sensor which imitates real skin with multiple receptors, and a new concept of pain sensation. The sensor with very high resolution not only has multiple sensations for touch, pressure, temperature, but also is able to sense various pains and reproduce the three dimensional shape of an object in contact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: skin-like sensor, multiple sensations, pain sensing, shape detection
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 14:46
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 14:46
Identification Number: 10.1038/srep12997
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1577

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