Elastic components for prosthetic skin

We have developed two fundamental components to manufacture a prosthetic skin: a stretchable pressure sensor formed of piezoelectric elastomer/ferroelectret multilayer sandwiched between stretchable electrodes and stretchable thin-film transistors. The components are prepared and embedded in silicone rubber, a polymer, which mimics the mechanical compliance of human skin. We demonstrate the stretchability of the sensory unit. In both relaxed and stretched states, the soft sensor skin transduces kPa pressures into electrical currents in the mu A range.


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2011 Annual International Conference Of The Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society (Embc), 8373-8376
Presented at:
33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBS), Boston, MA, Aug 30-Sep 03, 2011
Year:
2011
Publisher:
Ieee Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Po Box 1331, Piscataway, Nj 08855-1331 Usa
ISBN:
978-1-4244-4122-8
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