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Review of Recent Inkjet-Printed Capacitive Tactile Sensors

School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering, Chung-Ang University, 221, Heukseok-Dong, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 156-756, Korea
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Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2593; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17112593
Received: 15 September 2017 / Revised: 20 October 2017 / Accepted: 7 November 2017 / Published: 10 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tactile Sensors and Sensing)
Inkjet printing is an advanced printing technology that has been used to develop conducting layers, interconnects and other features on a variety of substrates. It is an additive manufacturing process that offers cost-effective, lightweight designs and simplifies the fabrication process with little effort. There is hardly sufficient research on tactile sensors and inkjet printing. Advancements in materials science and inkjet printing greatly facilitate the realization of sophisticated tactile sensors. Starting from the concept of capacitive sensing, a brief comparison of printing techniques, the essential requirements of inkjet-printing and the attractive features of state-of-the art inkjet-printed tactile sensors developed on diverse substrates (paper, polymer, glass and textile) are presented in this comprehensive review. Recent trends in inkjet-printed wearable/flexible and foldable tactile sensors are evaluated, paving the way for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: inkjet printing; tactile sensors; capacitive sensing; paper; flexible polymer; glass inkjet printing; tactile sensors; capacitive sensing; paper; flexible polymer; glass
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Salim, A.; Lim, S. Review of Recent Inkjet-Printed Capacitive Tactile Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 2593.

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