Preliminary study on piezoresistive and piezoelectric properties of a double-layer soft material for tactile sensing

  • Dan He
  • Weiting LIU Zhejiang University
  • Yuan RUAN Zhejiang Gongshang University
  • Xin FU Zhejiang University
  • Cesare STEFANINI Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Keywords: Double-layer, Piezoelectric-piezoresistive composite material, Multiwalled carbon nanotubes, PVDF

Abstract

This paper describes a double-layer simplified sensor unit based on the interesting electromechanical properties of MWNT mixed by polymer composite and PVDF films, which is envisaged to imitate the distributed tactile receptors of human hands so as to help the disabled to recover the basic tactile perception. This paper shows the fabrication and performance research of such a new piezoelectric-piezoresistive composite material which indicates a promising .application in prosthtic hand.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.21.2.6454

Published
2015-06-30
Section
POLYMERS AND COMPOSITES, WOOD