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A bio-hybrid tactile sensor incorporating living artificial skin and an impedance sensing array

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  • David Cheneler
  • Elisa Buselli
  • Domenico Camboni
  • Carl Anthony
  • Liam Grover
  • Michael J. Adams
  • Calogero Oddo
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/12/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Sensors
Issue number12
Volume14
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)23781-23802
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The development of a bio-hybrid tactile sensor array that incorporates a skin analogue comprised of alginate encapsulated fibroblasts is described. The electrical properties are modulated by mechanical stress induced during contact, and changes are detected by a ten-channel dual-electrode impedance sensing array. By continuously monitoring the impedance of the sensor array at a fixed frequency, whilst normal and tangential loads are applied to the skin surface, transient mechanotransduction has been observed. The results demonstrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the preliminary prototype bio-hybrid tactile sensor.

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.