Large Area Electronic Skin

Dahiya, R. (2017) Large Area Electronic Skin. In: IEEE Sensors 2016, Orlando, USA, 30 Oct - 02 Nov 2016, ISBN 9781479982875 (doi:10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808420)

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Abstract

Technological advances have enabled various approaches for developing artificial organs such as bionic eyes, artificial ears, and lungs etc. Recently electronics (e-skin) or tactile skin has attracted increasing attention for its potential to detect subtle pressure changes, which may open up applications including real-time health monitoring, minimally invasive surgery, and prosthetics. The development of e-skin is challenging as, unlike other artificial organs, tactile skin has large number of different types of sensors, which are distributed over large areas and generate large amount of data. On top of this, the attributes such as softness, stretchability, and bendability etc., are difficult to be achieved as today's electronics technology is meant for electronics on planar and stiff substrates such as silicon wafers. This said, many advances, pursued through “More than Moore” technology, have recently raised hope as some of these relate to flexible electronics and have been targeted towards developing e-skin. Depending on the technology and application, the scale of e-skin could vary from small patch (e.g. for health monitoring) to large area skin (e.g. for robotics). This invited paper presents some of the advances in large area e-skin and flexible electronics, particularly related to robotics.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Professor Ravinder
Authors: Dahiya, R.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781479982875
Published Online:09 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors 2016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
663861Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002527/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG
659051Flexible Electronics Device Modelling (FLEXELDEMO)Ravinder DahiyaEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002519/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG