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Bio-hybrid tactile sensor for the study of the role of mechanoreceptors in human tactile perception

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Bio-hybrid tactile sensor for the study of the role of mechanoreceptors in human tactile perception. / Cheneler, David; Ward, Mike; Anthony, Carl .

In: Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 97, 09.2012, p. 297-300.

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Cheneler, David ; Ward, Mike ; Anthony, Carl . / Bio-hybrid tactile sensor for the study of the role of mechanoreceptors in human tactile perception. In: Microelectronic Engineering. 2012 ; Vol. 97. pp. 297-300.

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