WeFiTS: Wearable Fingertip Tactile Sensor

  • Elif HocaogluEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)


Thimble/glove-based wearable systems are opportunistically placed on fingertips/hands and enable haptic devices, robotic/prosthetic hands to gather valuable information about physical interaction with the environment in an easy way. In particular, incipient slip detection and force acquisition are two important phenomena for human/robotic fingertips to successfully manipulate the real or virtual objects. In this study, a wearable fingertip tactile sensor (WeFiTS) capable of sensing incipient slippage and force variation in various directions to enhance interaction and manipulation while performing tasks is proposed. The fundamental design criteria of WeFiTS are also evaluated with FEA feasibility analysis and experimental evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Electrical and Electronics EngineeringIstanbul Medipol UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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