3D Printed Micro Force Plate for Measuring the Ground Reaction Force of a Fruit Fly

Takumi Sugimoto, Hirofumi Toda, Hidetoshi Takahashi

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

This paper reports on a micro force plate for a fruit fly, which is fabricated by a high-resolution 3D printer. The conventional force sensors for tiny insects were highly sensitive but fragile and took much time to be fabricated. The proposed force plate achieves both high sensitivity and toughness via completely 3D supporting micro-springs and an external laser displacement meter. The plate structure integrated with the micro-springs is easily and reproducibly printed in a single process. When a fruit fly lands on a plate surface, the ground reaction force (GRF) is measured with force resolution less than 1/50 of the body weight from the plate displacement via the laser displacement meter. Our proposed device is helpful to evaluate the biomechanics of tiny insects.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル35th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference, MEMS 2022
出版社IEEE Computer Society
ページ703-705
ページ数3
ISBN(電子版)9781665409117
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022
イベント35th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference, MEMS 2022 - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2022 1月 92022 1月 13

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies
2022-January
ISSN(印刷版)2160-1968

Conference

Conference35th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference, MEMS 2022
国/地域Japan
CityTokyo
Period22/1/922/1/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ハードウェアとアーキテクチャ
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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