Flexible and large area pressure sensors for human-neuroprostheses and human-neurorobotic interface assessment

J. Herrán*, I. Fernández, E. Ochoteco, G. Cabañero, H. Grande, J. C. Moreno, E. Rocón, Jose L Pons

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Abstract

Promising results on flexible and large area pressure sensors for human-neuroprostheses and humanneurobotic interface assessment are presented. Sensor arrays of 4 × 4 and 8 × 8 based on a plastic electronics concept, with a resolution of 1 and 0.25 cm 2, respectively, have been fabricated and characterized. The working pressure range is between 0 and 1 kg/cm 2 and the offset measured is around 0.03 kg/cm 2. The response time is around 1 ms. Using these sensor arrays, a sedestation- bipedestation field test by a pressure sensor integrated in a gait orthosis has been carried out in order to corroborate the medical application scenarios cerebrovascular accidents, spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1161
Number of pages7
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Volume18
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Herrán, J., Fernández, I., Ochoteco, E., Cabañero, G., Grande, H., Moreno, J. C., Rocón, E., & Pons, J. L. (2012). Flexible and large area pressure sensors for human-neuroprostheses and human-neurorobotic interface assessment. Microsystem Technologies, 18(7-8), 1155-1161. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00542-012-1463-7