A bio-hybrid tactile sensor incorporating living artificial skin and an impedance sensing array

Cheneler, David and Buselli, Elisa and Camboni, Domenico and Anthony, Carl and Grover, Liam and Adams, Michael J. and Oddo, Calogero (2014) A bio-hybrid tactile sensor incorporating living artificial skin and an impedance sensing array. Sensors, 14 (12). pp. 23781-23802. ISSN 1424-8220

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Abstract

The development of a bio-hybrid tactile sensor array that incorporates a skin analogue comprised of alginate encapsulated fibroblasts is described. The electrical properties are modulated by mechanical stress induced during contact, and changes are detected by a ten-channel dual-electrode impedance sensing array. By continuously monitoring the impedance of the sensor array at a fixed frequency, whilst normal and tangential loads are applied to the skin surface, transient mechanotransduction has been observed. The results demonstrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the preliminary prototype bio-hybrid tactile sensor.

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Journal Article
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Sensors
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03 Dec 2014 10:54
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