6th International Conference, Europhatics 2008 location:Madrid, Spain date:Jun 11-13, 2008
In minimally invasive surgery, tactile feedback is lacking. An elastoresistive tactile sensor is designed to feel inside the body of the patient. The sensor is thin, ﬂexible, robust, cheap, and has a simple structure. It has 16×16 elements, a spatial resolution of 1mm and a bandwidth of 78Hz. Despite a large hysteresis and non-linear behaviour, the sensor is very well suited for a qualitative measurement of the pressure distribution, with a high resolution in position, force and time.