Flexible, transparent, pressure-sensitive microfluidic array for artificial tactile applications

R. Li, B. Nie, P. Digiglio, Tingrui Pan

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Abstract

This paper reports the first effort to achieve large-area dynamic pressure mapping by a flexible and transparent microfluidic film, referred to as microflotronics, facilitating seamless integration with state-of-the-art microelectronics. The microflotronic devices offer a sensitivity of 0.45 kPa -1 and response time in millisecond range, which is at least an order of magnitude faster than that of its conventional solid-state counterparts. Several practical applications were successfully demonstrated, including surface topology mapping and dynamic blood pressure monitoring. The microflotronic devices offer an alternative approach to the solid-state pressure sensors, by offering an unprecedented sensitivity and ultrafast response time in a completely transparent, flexible and adaptive platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014
EditorsMehran Mehregany, Mark G. Allen
PublisherTransducer Research Foundation
Pages441-442
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780964002494
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014 - Hilton Head Island, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 12 2014

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop

Conference

Conference2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island
Period6/8/146/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Li, R., Nie, B., Digiglio, P., & Pan, T. (2014). Flexible, transparent, pressure-sensitive microfluidic array for artificial tactile applications. In M. Mehregany, & M. G. Allen (Eds.), 2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014 (pp. 441-442). (Technical Digest - Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop). Transducer Research Foundation.