Micro-needle electro-tactile display

Mayuko Tezuka, Norihide Kitamura, Norihisa Miki

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Abstract

Haptic feedback is strongly demanded for high-precision robot-assisted surgery and teleoperation. The haptic feedback consists of force and tactile feedback, however tactile feedback has been little studied and the size and weight of the system poses challenges for practical applications. In this paper we propose a sheet-type wearable electro-tactile display which provides tactile sensations to the user as the feedback at a low voltage and power consumption. The display possesses needle-shaped electrodes, which can penetrate through the high-impedance stratum corneum. We developed the fabrication process and, as the first step, we investigated the tactile sensation that can be created to the fingertip by the display. Rough and smooth surfaces were successfully presented to the user. Then, we characterized the tactile display when used on the forearm, in particular, with respect to the spatial resolution. These tactile displays can be used to inform the user of the surface property of the parts of interest, such as tumor tissues, and to guide him in the manipulation of surgery robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5781-5784
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 4
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2015 Aug 252015 Aug 29

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period15/8/2515/8/29

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Touch
Needles
Display devices
Feedback
Surgery
Robots
Remote control
Surface properties
Tumors
Surface Properties
Electric power utilization
Electric Impedance
Tissue
Forearm
Cornea
Fabrication
Electrodes
Electric potential
Weights and Measures
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Tezuka, M., Kitamura, N., & Miki, N. (2015). Micro-needle electro-tactile display. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 5781-5784). [7319706] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319706

Micro-needle electro-tactile display. / Tezuka, Mayuko; Kitamura, Norihide; Miki, Norihisa.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 5781-5784 7319706.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tezuka, M, Kitamura, N & Miki, N 2015, Micro-needle electro-tactile display. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. vol. 2015-November, 7319706, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 5781-5784, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 15/8/25. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319706
Tezuka M, Kitamura N, Miki N. Micro-needle electro-tactile display. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 5781-5784. 7319706 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319706
Tezuka, Mayuko ; Kitamura, Norihide ; Miki, Norihisa. / Micro-needle electro-tactile display. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 5781-5784
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