Six-axis force-torque sensor with a large range for biomechanical applications

Robert Anton Brookhuis, H. Droogendijk, Meint J. de Boer, Remco G.P. Sanders, Theodorus S.J. Lammerink, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    A silicon six-axis force–torque sensor is designed and realized to be used for measurement of the power transfer between the human body and the environment. Capacitive read-out is used to detect all axial force components and all torque components simultaneously. Small electrode gaps in combination with mechanical amplification by the sensor structure result in a high sensitivity. The miniature sensor has a wide force range of up to 50 N in normal direction, 10 N in shear direction and 25 N mm of maximum torque around each axis.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of micromechanics and microengineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014


    • EWI-24588
    • IR-89831
    • METIS-304027
    • Force sensor

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