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Comparison of Piezoresistive Monofilament Polymer Sensors
AbstractThe development of flexible polymer monofilament fiber strain sensors have many applications in both wearable computing (clothing, gloves, etc.) and robotics design (large deformation control). For example, a high-stretch monofilament sensor could be integrated into robotic arm design, easily stretching over joints or along curved surfaces. As a monofilament, the sensor can be woven into or integrated with textiles for position or physiological monitoring, computer interface control, etc. Commercially available conductive polymer monofilament sensors were tested alongside monofilaments produced from carbon black (CB) mixed with a thermo-plastic elastomer (TPE) and extruded in different diameters. It was found that signal strength, drift, and precision characteristics were better with a 0.3 mm diameter CB/TPE monofilament than thick (~2 mm diameter) based on the same material or commercial monofilaments based on natural rubber or silicone elastomer (SE) matrices.
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Melnykowycz, M.; Koll, B.; Scharf, D.; Clemens, F. Comparison of Piezoresistive Monofilament Polymer Sensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 1278-1294.View more citation formats
Melnykowycz M, Koll B, Scharf D, Clemens F. Comparison of Piezoresistive Monofilament Polymer Sensors. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):1278-1294.Chicago/Turabian Style
Melnykowycz, Mark; Koll, Birgit; Scharf, Dagobert; Clemens, Frank. 2014. "Comparison of Piezoresistive Monofilament Polymer Sensors." Sensors 14, no. 1: 1278-1294.