MESA+ University of Twente
Micro Sensors & Systems

Power sensor - power glove

It was the objective of the PowerSensor project to develop micromachined sensors and algorithms for optimal estimation of 3D kinematics, power transfer and work performed during the mechanical interaction between a body, a human or a robot, and the environment. The PowerSensor project was a joint project with the Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) group.

The main task of MSS within this project was the realization of a 6 degree-of-freedom force-torque sensor that could be placed on a finger tip.


Figure 1: Force-torque sensor demonstrator device.


Figure 2: Structure and operating principle of the sensor.

REFERENCES

[1] R.A. Brookhuis, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink (2015) Differential capacitive sensing circuit for a multi-electrode capacitive force sensor. Sensors and actuators. A: Physical, 234.pp. 168-179.

[2] R.A. Brookhuis, R.G.P. Sanders, K. Ma, T.S.J. Lammerink, M.J. de Boer, G.J.M. Krijnen, R.J. Wiegerink (2015) Miniature large range multi-axis force-torque sensor for biomechanical applications. Journal of micromechanics and microengineering, 25 (2). 025012.

[3] R.A. Brookhuis (2014) Miniature force-torque sensors for biomechanical applications. PhD thesis, University of Twente. ISBN 978-90-365-3742-1

[4] R.A. Brookhuis, H. Droogendijk, M.J. de Boer, R.G.P. Sanders, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink, G.J.M. Krijnen (2014) Six-axis force-torque sensor with a large range for biomechanical applications. Journal of micromechanics and microengineering, 24 (3). pp. 1-10.

[5] D. Alveringh, R.A. Brookhuis, R.J. Wiegerink, G.J.M. Krijnen (2014) A Large Range Multi-Axis Capacitive Force/Torque Sensor Realized in a Single SOI Wafer. In: 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014, 26-30 Jan 2014, San Francisco, USA, pp. 680-683.

[6] R.A. Brookhuis, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink (2013) Six-axis force-torque sensor. Patent US201314371632 (Application).

[7] R.A. Brookhuis, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink, K. Ma, G.J.M. Krijnen (2013) Large range multi-axis fingertip force sensor. In: 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), 16-20 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain. pp. 2737-2740.

[8] R.A. Brookhuis, R.J. Wiegerink, T.S.J. Lammerink, G.J.M. Krijnen (2013) Three-axial force sensor with capacitive read-out using a differential relaxation oscillator. In: IEEE Sensors 2013, 3-6 Nov 2013, Baltimore, USA. pp. 1-4.

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[10] P.H. Veltink, H.G. Kortier, H.M. Schepers, V.IJ. Sluiter, R.A. Brookhuis, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink (2012) PowerGlove, Concepts and current results. In: Proceedings of XII International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement, DAHM 2012, 18-20 July 2012, Bologna, Italy. pp. 42-45.

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[12] R.A. Brookhuis, T.S.J. Lammerink, R.J. Wiegerink, M.J. de Boer, M.C. Elwenspoek (2011) Force sensor for measuring power transfer between the human body and the environment. In: 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference (TRANSDUCERS 2011), 5-9 June 2011, Beijing, China. pp. 2042-2045.