Measurement of jumping force of a fruit fly using a mesa structured force plate

Ryu Furuya, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Tomoko Yano, Kei Ito, Tomoyuki Takahata, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a mesa structured force plate for measurement of jumping force of a fruit fly. The proposed force plate is 5 mm × 5 mm × 20 μm in size. The thickness of the sensing beams is 7.5 μm which is thinner than that of the plate to increase the sensitivity in response to normal force. Using the fabricated force plate, the jumping force of a fruit fly was measured when it took off from the plate surface. The measurement result shows that the maximum value of the jumping force is approximately 8 times larger than the weight (mG, where m and G are the fruit fly mass and gravitational acceleration) of a fruit fly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2016 - 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages165-168
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 26
Externally publishedYes
Event29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2016 Jan 242016 Jan 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2016-February
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period16/1/2416/1/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Furuya, R., Takahashi, H., Vinh, N. T., Yano, T., Ito, K., Takahata, T., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2016). Measurement of jumping force of a fruit fly using a mesa structured force plate. In MEMS 2016 - 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 165-168). [7421584] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2016-February). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2016.7421584