Magnetic Tactile Sensor for Braille Reading

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/608608
Title:
Magnetic Tactile Sensor for Braille Reading
Authors:
Alfadhel, Ahmed ( 0000-0003-3244-0644 ) ; Khan, Mohammed; Cardoso, Susana; Kosel, Jürgen ( 0000-0002-8998-8275 )
Abstract:
We report a biomimetic magnetic tactile sensor for Braille characters reading. The sensor consists of magnetic nanocomposite artificial cilia implemented on magnetic micro sensors. The nanocomposite is produced from the highly elastic polydimethylsiloxane and iron nanowires that exhibit a permanent magnetic behavior. This design enables remote operation and does not require an additional magnetic field to magnetize the nanowires. The highly elastic nanocomposite is easy to pattern, corrosion resistant and thermally stable. The tactile sensors can detect vertical and shear forces, which allows recognizing small changes in surface texture, as in the case of Braille dots. The 6 dots of a braille cell are read from top to bottom with a tactile sensor array consisting of 4 elements and 1 mm long nanocomposite cilia.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Magnetic Tactile Sensor for Braille Reading 2016:1 IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Sensors Journal
Issue Date:
27-Apr-2016
DOI:
10.1109/JSEN.2016.2558599
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1530-437X; 1558-1748; 2379-9153
Sponsors:
Research reported in this publication is supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7460205
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAlfadhel, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Mohammeden
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Susanaen
dc.contributor.authorKosel, Jürgenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-08T15:04:46Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-08T15:04:46Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-27en
dc.identifier.citationMagnetic Tactile Sensor for Braille Reading 2016:1 IEEE Sensors Journalen
dc.identifier.issn1530-437Xen
dc.identifier.issn1558-1748en
dc.identifier.issn2379-9153en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/JSEN.2016.2558599en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/608608en
dc.description.abstractWe report a biomimetic magnetic tactile sensor for Braille characters reading. The sensor consists of magnetic nanocomposite artificial cilia implemented on magnetic micro sensors. The nanocomposite is produced from the highly elastic polydimethylsiloxane and iron nanowires that exhibit a permanent magnetic behavior. This design enables remote operation and does not require an additional magnetic field to magnetize the nanowires. The highly elastic nanocomposite is easy to pattern, corrosion resistant and thermally stable. The tactile sensors can detect vertical and shear forces, which allows recognizing small changes in surface texture, as in the case of Braille dots. The 6 dots of a braille cell are read from top to bottom with a tactile sensor array consisting of 4 elements and 1 mm long nanocomposite cilia.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch reported in this publication is supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7460205en
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dc.subjectArtificial Skinen
dc.subjectBrailleen
dc.subjectCiliaen
dc.subjectMagneticen
dc.subjectNanocompositeen
dc.subjectNanowiresen
dc.subjectTactile sensoren
dc.titleMagnetic Tactile Sensor for Braille Readingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Sensors Journalen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionINESC-Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC-MN), Rua Alves Redol, 9, 1000-029 Lisbon, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionPhysics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugalen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAlfadhel, Ahmeden
kaust.authorKhan, Mohammeden
kaust.authorKosel, Jürgenen
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