Printed soft angular/torque sensors using carbon black-silicone composite

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dc.contributor.author Li, M en
dc.contributor.author Assadian, M en
dc.contributor.author Ramezani, M en
dc.contributor.author Aw, Kean en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-12T20:53:48Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-07-15 en
dc.identifier.citation Sensor Review 39(4):598-603 15 Jul 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-2288 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49508 en
dc.description.abstract © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper aims to propose the need for soft and flexible sensors that actually measure the turning angle and torque of a joint. Conventional rigid angular/torque sensors have compatibility issues in wearable applications due to its bulkiness, non-compliance and high rigidity. Design/methodology/approach: The sensing element of the sensor is based on carbon black (CB)/Ecoflex composite, deposited via extrusion printing technique. A simple finite element analysis was used to explain the non-linearity and non-symmetricity behaviours of the sensor. Findings: This prototype can measure the angular rotation up to ±180° and a maximum torque value of 0.6 Nm. The geometry of the printed CB/Ecoflex composite as piezoresistive trace has a significant effect on the output (resistance change) response. Originality/value: This research explored an extrusion printing techniques that allow customization to construct a soft piezoresistive strain sensor, which can be used as an angular/torque sensor. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sensor Review en
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dc.title Printed soft angular/torque sensors using carbon black-silicone composite en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/SR-11-2018-0290 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 598 en
pubs.volume 39 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Emerald Publishing Limited en
pubs.end-page 603 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 776107 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Mechanical Engineering en


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