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Mathematical Modeling of a Tactile Sensor with Applications in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Ashkan Mirbagheri, Siamak Najarian, Javad Dargahi and Farhad Tabatabai Ghomshe

Abstract

This paper describes mathematical modeling of a novel supported tactile sensor. This system has only three or four sensing elements instead of an array configuration. By writing a code, together with using the piezoelectric capabilities of the finite element analysis software, it is possible to extract the stresses developed in the tactile membrane along the edges of the sensing elements, and convert them to output electrical charges. The comparison between the proposed mathematical modeling and the experimentally obtained data shows good agreement.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 10, 2007, 779-785

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.779.785

Submitted On: 27 May 2007 Published On: 31 October 2007

How to Cite: Mirbagheri, A., Najarian, S., Dargahi, J. & Ghomshe, F. T. (2007). Mathematical Modeling of a Tactile Sensor with Applications in Minimally Invasive Surgery. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(10), 779-785. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.779.785

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Keywords

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Sensing Elements