Micro force plate array for measurement of ground reaction force of insect running

H. Takahashi, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a micro force plate array for measurement of ground reaction forces of insect legs during running. The micro force plate is composed of a plate base and three beams whose surface and sidewall area are doped, which enable to detect both pressure and shear force. The device size and force resolution are 2000 μm × 500 μm × 20 μm (length × width × height) and 1 μN, respectively. Using this force plate array, the ground reaction forces of an ant was able to be measured.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages59-62
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Jan 202013 Jan 24

Publication series

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

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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