6-Axis force/torque sensor for spike pins of sports shoes

H. Ishido, H. Takahashi, A. Nakai, T. Takahata, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a method to measure forces and torques acting on spike pins of sports shoes. We fabricated a 2 mm × 2 mm × 0.3 mm 6-axis force/torque sensor chip, which consists of 6 piezoresistive beams. From the resistance changes of the 6 beams, 6 components of forces and torques can be detected. The sensor chip was connected to a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and covered with thin polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Then, the sensor chip and flexible PCB were embedded in spike-pin-shaped epoxy resin. We calibrated the spike-pin-shaped sensor, and confirmed that 6-axis forces and torques were able to be detected by the proposed sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages257-260
Number of pages4
EditionFebruary
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 26
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 2015 Jan 182015 Jan 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
NumberFebruary
Volume2015-February
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period15/1/1815/1/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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