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Sensors and Materials, Volume 32, Number 2(3) (2020)
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Development of Hybrid Three-axis Load Sensor [PDF]

Kenta Watanabe, Kazuhiro Hara, and Shigeru Toyama

(Received October 22, 2019; Accepted January 27, 2020)

Keywords: three-axis load sensor, shear force sensor, pressure sensor, flexible sheet sensor, sensor for persons with disabilities

A thin and flexible sheet-type three-axis load sensor has been developed by hybridizing two different types of sensors, namely, a commercial sheet-type pressure sensor and a shear force sensor that we previously developed. The total thickness of the sensor was 0.9 mm. We have also developed a control circuit and a computer program for the sensor. Although seven signal lines were required in the original sensor configuration, the number of signal lines could be reduced to six by devising the circuit. The sensor response was as linear as each of the component sensors, and the responses of each of the three axes were nearly independent, without particular combination problems.

Corresponding author: Shigeru Toyama


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Kenta Watanabe, Kazuhiro Hara, and Shigeru Toyama, Development of Hybrid Three-axis Load Sensor, Sens. Mater., Vol. 32, No. 2, 2020, p. 779-790.



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