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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering