High sensitive and large area force plate for ground reaction force measurement of ant running

Sumihiro Kohyama, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Tomoyuki Takahata, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a MEMS force plate for measurement of total ground reaction force (GRF) of an ant during running. To achieve both high force sensitivity and ensuring area for ant running with several steps, the MEMS force plate consisted of two cantilever chips and one plate which were fabricated separately. The force plate was designed to measure vertical directional force with the force resolution under 0.5 μΝ. Using the fabricated MEMS force plate, we measured the GRF of Messor aciculatus. The results showed that the fluctuation of the ground reaction force was 3.7 % to the body weight of the ant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages874-877
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes
Event31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Jan 212018 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2018-January
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period18/1/2118/1/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kohyama, S., Takahashi, H., Takahata, T., & Shimoyama, I. (2018). High sensitive and large area force plate for ground reaction force measurement of ant running. In 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 (pp. 874-877). (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346695