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A Low Cost Inclinometer with InkJet-Printed Resistive Readout Strategy

  • Bruno Andò
  • Salvatore Baglio
  • Vincenzo Marletta
  • Antonio Pistorio
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 457)

Abstract

This paper deals with the prototyping and a preliminary characterization of an InkJet-Printed inclinometer. The developed sensor consists of a thin flexible beam, clamped to a rigid support, with a printed strain gauge to exploit the resistive readout strategy. The voltage at the output of a Wheatstone bridge circuit, where the printed strain gauge is connected, reflects the tilt to be measured. Advantages of the proposed approach are mainly related to the adopted low cost direct printing technology, which allows for the realization of cheap and customizable devices.

Keywords

Inclinometer Inkjet printing Rapid prototyping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Andò
    • 1
  • Salvatore Baglio
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Marletta
    • 1
  • Antonio Pistorio
    • 1
  1. 1.DIEEIUniversità Di CataniaCataniaItaly

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