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Thick film force and slip sensors for a prosthetic hand

Cranny, A, Cotton, D P J, Chappell, P H and White, N M (2004) Thick film force and slip sensors for a prosthetic hand At EuroSensors 18. 12 - 15 Sep 2004.

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Abstract

In an attempt to improve the functionality of a prosthetic hand device, a new fingertip has been developed that incorporates sensors to measure temperature and grip force, and to detect the onset of object slip from the hand. The sensors have been implemented using thick film printing technology and exploit the piezoresistive characteristics of commercially available screen printing resistive pastes and the piezoelectric properties of proprietary lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT) formulated pastes. This paper describes the design and production of these different types of sensor and presents some results from initial investigations.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: 12-15 September 2004
Venue - Dates: EuroSensors 18, 2004-09-12 - 2004-09-15
Keywords: prosthetic, thick film, force sensor, slip sensor, myoelectric
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 260252
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260252
PURE UUID: b6c6e961-327d-42bf-9cfc-e3024ae166bf
ORCID for N M White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:14

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Author: A Cranny
Author: D P J Cotton
Author: P H Chappell
Author: N M White ORCID iD

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