Bioinspired touch sensors for medical applications

Chang Liu*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


This paper summarizes recent work aimed at developing touch sensors for robotic medical procedures such as robotic surgery and catheter radio-frequency ablation. Robotic surgery with miniaturized incision allows targeted intervention and quicker recovery. However, surgeons are stripped of the touch sensation. As such, the safety and effectiveness of robotic surgery is diminished. The paper also provide a background overview of bioinspired sensor design and multimodal touch sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467346405
StatePublished - 2013
Event12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2013Nov 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Other12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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