NON UNIFORM GEOMETRY BEND SENSORS EXPLOITED FOR BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS

Giovanni Saggio, Stefano Bocchetti, Carlo Alberto Pinto, Giuseppe Latessa, Giancarlo Orengo

Abstract

In biomedical systems the bend sensors have been increasingly used stands their interesting properties useful to measure human joint static and dynamic postures. These commercially available sensors are usually made of a polyester film printed on with a special carbon ink. The film acts as a support while the ink’s resistance value changes with bending dues to an applied external force. The substrate film material is usually made by Kapton and/or Mylar for their properties, stands the fact that substrate must be able to bend repeatedly without failure for the sensor to work. In spite of their interesting properties the commercial bend sensors have a resistance vs. bent angle characteristic which is not actually ideal as a linear function, to measure human postures, would be. So we introduce here a novel solution useful to linearize the sensor response.

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in Harvard Style

Saggio G., Bocchetti S., Pinto C., Latessa G. and Orengo G. (2011). NON UNIFORM GEOMETRY BEND SENSORS EXPLOITED FOR BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-35-5, pages 389-392. DOI: 10.5220/0003121203890392


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals11,
author={Giovanni Saggio and Stefano Bocchetti and Carlo Alberto Pinto and Giuseppe Latessa and Giancarlo Orengo},
title={NON UNIFORM GEOMETRY BEND SENSORS EXPLOITED FOR BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS },
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={389-392},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003121203890392},
isbn={978-989-8425-35-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - NON UNIFORM GEOMETRY BEND SENSORS EXPLOITED FOR BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8425-35-5
AU - Saggio G.
AU - Bocchetti S.
AU - Pinto C.
AU - Latessa G.
AU - Orengo G.
PY - 2011
SP - 389
EP - 392
DO - 10.5220/0003121203890392