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Development of Thin Shear Force Sensor Aimed at Improving QOL for Persons with Disabilities

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Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Saitama 359‐8555, Japan
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Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo 120‐8551, Japan
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Presented at the Eurosensors 2018 Conference, Graz, Austria, 9–12 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(13), 704; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2130704
Published: 14 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of EUROSENSORS 2018)
We have been developing a sheet type shear force sensor. It has a unique structure consisting of two flexible electrode films, a rubber ring, and a liquid electrolyte. One of the electrode films has a central electrode and the other film had four symmetrically arranged electrodes. The diameter of the sensor head was 10 mm and the thickness was about 0.7 mm. We also developed mobile measurement circuit and software for the computer. This system can handle up to four sensors simultaneously. Furthermore, we obtained experimental data by attaching the sensor to a human body using a double‐sided adhering tape.
Keywords: shear force sensing; shear load; flexible electrode; wheel chair; prosthetics; disabilities; liquid electrolyte; multi‐sensor measurement system shear force sensing; shear load; flexible electrode; wheel chair; prosthetics; disabilities; liquid electrolyte; multi‐sensor measurement system
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Toyama, S.; Shirogane, S.; Nakamura, T.; Watanabe, K.; Hara, K. Development of Thin Shear Force Sensor Aimed at Improving QOL for Persons with Disabilities. Proceedings 2018, 2, 704.

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