A Continuum Body Force Sensor Designed for Flexible Surgical Robotic Devices

Noh, Yohan ;   Secco, Emanuele Lindo ;   Sareh, Sina ;   Wurdemann, Helge Arne ;   Faragasso, Angela ;   Back, Junghwan ;   Liu, Hongbin ;   Sklar, Elizabeth I. ;   Althoefer, Kaspar

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

This paper presents a novel three-axis force sensor based on optical photo interrupters and integrated with the robot arm STIFF-FLOP...

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A Frequency-Sensing Readout Using Piezoelectric Sensors for Sensing of Physiological Signals

Buxi, Dilpreet ;   Redouté, Jean-Michel ;   Yuce, Mehmet

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoring

Together with a charge or voltage amplifier, piezoelectric sensors are commonly used to pick up physiological vibrations from the body. As an...

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A Textile-Based Wearable System for the Prolonged Assessment of Cardiac Mechanics in Daily Life

Di Rienzo, Marco ;   Vaini, Emanuele ;   Castiglioni, Paolo ;   Lombardi, Prospero ;   Meriggi, Paolo ;   Rizzo, Francesco

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsSmart textile and clothesWearable systems

Seismocardiogram, SCG, can be detected over the 24 hours in ambulant subjects by a textile-based wearable system together with the...

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Can Cell Mechanics Be Described by Elastic Modulus in AFM Indentation Experiments

Sokolov, Igor ;   Dokukin, Maxim

Tags Bio-nano technologyMechanical sensors and systems

Here we present our investigation of the question if cells, being highly heterogeneous objects, can be described with the elastic modulus in a...

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Cytotoxicity of Synthesized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Toward Novel Biomarkers of Colon Cancer

Ahmadzadeh Raji, Mojgan ;   Amoabediny, Ghassem ;   Magierowski, Sebastian ;   Ghafar-Zadeh, Ebrahim

Tags Micro- and nano-technologyMicrofluidics in biological applicationsMechanical sensors and systems

In this paper we present the preliminary results of a novel biological analysis platform for early colon cancer detection using magnetic...

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Development of a Miniaturized Bioreactor for Neural Culture and Axon Stretch Growth

Xu, Qi ;   Chen, Fang ;   Wang, Yuanyuan ;   Li, Xiao ;   He, Jiping

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsBioelectric sensing methodsPhysiological monitoring

In this paper, a miniaturized bioreactor for accelerating nerve growth is developed to investigate potentially bi-directional peripheral neural...

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Estimating Surgical Needle Deflection with Printed Strain Gauges

Hammond, Frank L. ;   Smith, Michael ;   Wood, Robert

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

The ability to track surgical needle deflection during procedures such as therapeutic drug delivery, biopsies, and medical device implantation...

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Fluctuations in Cellular Forces: Noise or Signal?

Knoll, Samantha ;   Saif, M Taher A

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsMicrofluidic techniques, methods and systems

Cells sense their mechanical micro-environment by generating contractile forces. Conventionally these forces are expected to reach a steady...

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Force Sensing at Adhesions Using Sparsity Regularization Schemes

Han, Sangyoon ;   Danuser, Gaudenz

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsMicro- and nano-sensorsBio-nano technology

Traction force microscopy (TFM) is a widely used force sensor that measures mechanical forces of a cell. Existing force reconstruction...

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Miniaturization of Photoacoustic Cell for Smart Endoscope to Improve Sensitivity

Wadamori, Naoki

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

Ultrathin endoscopes, such as transnasal endoscopes, have been developed to alleviate discomfort during diagnosis and therapy. However, their...

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Multimodal Flexible Sensor for Healthcare Systems

Ho, Van ;   Imai, Sho ;   Hirai, Shinichi

Tags Smart textile and clothesNew sensing techniquesMechanical sensors and systems

This paper describes potential applications of our previously developed fabric sensor into wearable healthcare or nursing systems based on...

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Non-Invasive Mechanical Characterization of Adherent Cells

Park, Kidong ;   Bashir, Rashid

Tags New sensing techniquesMechanical sensors and systemsBiological sensors and systems

Mechanical properties reflects various cellular properties and it is of primary concern to characterize them with high-throughput. In this...

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Probing the T Cell Mechanosensor at the Single Molecule and Single Cell Levels

Lang, Matthew

Tags Bio-nano technologyMechanical sensors and systemsBiological sensors and systems

Mechanosensor action of the TCR-pMHC linkage is probed in both single molecule and single cell assays. Bond lifetimes as a function of load are...

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The Kunming CalFit Study: Modeling Dietary Behavioral Patterns Using Smartphone Data

Seto, Edmund ;   Hua, Jenna ;   Wu, Lemuel ;   Bestick, Aaron ;   Shia, Victor ;   Eom, Sue ;   Han, Jay ;   Wang, May ;   Li, Yan

Tags Physiological monitoringMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

Human behavioral interventions aimed at improving health can benefit from objective wearable sensor data and mathematical models....

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Validation of a Closed-Loop Sensory Stimulation Technique for Selective Sleep Restriction in Mice

Yaghouby, Farid ;   Schildt, Christopher ;   Donohue, Kevin ;   O'Hara, Bruce ;   Sunderam, Sridhar

Tags Physiological monitoringMechanical sensors and systems

Experimental manipulation of sleep in rodents is an important tool for analyzing the mechanisms of sleep and related disorders in humans. Sleep...

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