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Front Matter: Volume 9803

2016 Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016  
4] 9803 06 Occupant traffic estimation through structural vibration sensing [9803-5] 9803 07 Gait parameters extraction by using mobile robot equipped with Kinect v2 [9803-6] SESSION 2A ENERGY HARVESTING  ...  ANALYSIS 9803 04 Extending human proprioception to cyber-physical systems [9803-3] 9803 05 Characterizing wave propagation to improve indoor step-level person localization using floor vibration [9803-  ...  behavior of macro fiber composite (MFC) under mechanical loading [9803-105] SESSION 12B NON-CONTACT SENSING METHODS 9803 2X Practical application of RINO, a smartphone-based dynamic displacement  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2241909 fatcat:yfhaypjekrfpjiiedeatax4laq

Leveraging conductive inkjet technology to build a scalable and versatile surface for ubiquitous sensing

Nan-Wei Gong, Steve Hodges, Joseph A. Paradiso
2011 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing - UbiComp '11  
We have also incorporated GSM and NFC electromagnetic radiation sensing and piezoelectric pressure and vibration detection.  ...  We report on a number of experiments which evaluate sensing performance based on a 2.5m x 0.3m hardware testbed.  ...  Piezoelectric pickup In addition to printing electromagnetic pick-ups on the substrate in the form of capacitive sensing electrodes and UHF/HF antennas, we also integrated flat contact piezoelectric pick-up  ... 
doi:10.1145/2030112.2030120 dblp:conf/huc/GongHP11 fatcat:ufzrkotnn5fjzemwlpkfpvvtci

Tactile surface classification for limbed robots using a pressure sensitive robot skin

Jacob J Shill, Emmanuel G Collins Jr, Eric Coyle, Jonathan Clark
2015 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics  
This paper describes an approach to terrain identification based on pressure images generated through direct surface contact using a robot skin constructed around a high-resolution pressure sensing array  ...  Experiments with a onelegged hopping robot yield similar identification accuracies ≈99%.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the US Army Research Laboratory under the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance program, Cooperative Agreement W91NF-0-2-006.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/1/016012 pmid:25642694 fatcat:vsuhhkyf6jethcsu25s2tsy7vi

Modern Facilities for Experimental Measurement of Dynamic Loads Induced by Humans: A Literature Review

Vitomir Racic, Aleksandar Pavic, James Mark William Brownjohn
2013 Shock and Vibration  
and marker-free optoelectronic technology) and non-optical motion tracking systems (inertial sensors) to reproduce contact forces between humans and structures based on body kinematics data and known  ...  Experimental identification of seriously needed group- and crowd-induced force data recorded on as-built structures, such as footbridges, grandstands and floors, still remains a challenge due to the complexity  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for grant reference EP/E018734/1 ('Human Walking  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/975956 fatcat:35tbhd24ife5nkwlhg6flwnrd4

Progress in the Triboelectric Human–Machine Interfaces (HMIs)-Moving from Smart Gloves to AI/Haptic Enabled HMI in the 5G/IoT Era

Zhongda Sun, Minglu Zhu, Chengkuo Lee
2021 Nanoenergy Advances  
Although the advanced sensing techniques based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) or microelectromechanical system (MEMS) solutions, e.g., camera, microphone, inertial measurement unit (  ...  IMU), etc., and flexible solutions, e.g., stretchable conductor, optical fiber, etc., have been widely utilized as sensing components for wearable/non-wearable HMIs development, the relatively high-power  ...  for 10 persons based on their specific walking gaits, enabling diversified applications in the smart home such as position sensing, activity/healthcare monitoring, and security.  ... 
doi:10.3390/nanoenergyadv1010005 fatcat:g3cwu2627bhznbhdmva5z7hejq

Recent Progress in the Energy Harvesting Technology—From Self-Powered Sensors to Self-Sustained IoT, and New Applications

Long Liu, Xinge Guo, Weixin Liu, Chengkuo Lee
2021 Nanomaterials  
The updated developments of major applications powered by improved energy harvesters are highlighted in this review.  ...  Secondly, self-powered sensors and self-sustained IoT applications are discussed regarding current strategies for energy harvesting and sensing.  ...  Recently, as shown in Figure 4g , Anaya et al. applied non-contact triboelectric sensing technology to track human motions in smart homes [179] , in which the flexible non-contact triboelectric sensors  ... 
doi:10.3390/nano11112975 pmid:34835739 pmcid:PMC8620223 fatcat:efzhkatpzrdftabf6hmzqynmtu

Synergistic Enhancement Properties of a Flexible Integrated PAN/PVDF Piezoelectric Sensor for Human Posture Recognition

Jiliang Mu, Shuai Xian, Junbin Yu, Juanhong Zhao, Jinsha Song, Zhengyang Li, Xiaojuan Hou, Xiujian Chou, Jian He
2022 Nanomaterials  
In practical measurements, the designed FIPS showed excellent recognition abilities for various gaits and different bending degrees of fingers.  ...  Herein, a flexible integrated pressure sensor (FIPS) composed of a solid silicone rubber matrix, composited with piezoelectric powers of polyacrylonitrile/Polyvinylidene fluoride (PAN/PVDF) and conductive  ...  by the plane rocking vibration of the CH group and the non-planar rocking vibration of the CH 2 group, respectively [35] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/nano12071155 pmid:35407273 pmcid:PMC9000213 fatcat:pe3dofvfr5d4jambba5n3siqpq

A Review on Wearable Inertial Tracking based Human Gait Analysis and Control Strategies of Lower-Limb Exoskeletons

Sangram Redkar
2017 International Robotics & Automation Journal  
This paper surveys the role of inertial based systems in human gait analysis and lower limb exoskeleton control.  ...  In the later part of the paper, state-of-the-art control strategies designed for lower limb exoskeletons are reviewed that show the application of human motion sensing.  ...  Non-wearable sensors require the use of controlled research facilities where movements are captured by camera based analysis systems and ground contact forces are recorded by floor sensors.  ... 
doi:10.15406/iratj.2017.03.00080 fatcat:hhjsiebrxzbhxkaqmaxi6ohlly

Insole-Based Systems for Health Monitoring: Current Solutions and Research Challenges

Sophini Subramaniam, Sumit Majumder, Abu Ilius Faisal, M. Jamal Deen
2022 Sensors  
By developing a system that is capable of measuring parameters such as PPD, gait characteristics, foot temperature and heart rate, a holistic understanding of an individual's health and well-being can  ...  This manuscript provides a comprehensive review of insole-based sensor systems that measure a variety of parameters useful for overall health monitoring, with a focus on insole-based PPD measurement systems  ...  in an insole for gait pattern identification.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22020438 pmid:35062398 pmcid:PMC8780030 fatcat:uhlqpgmhpncllijyuf34od5g3q

Progress in micro/nano sensors and nanoenergy for future AIoT-based smart home applications

Ahmed Fouad Haroun, Xianhao Le, Shan Gao, Bowei Dong, Tianyiyi He, Zixuan Zhang, Feng Wen, Syiu Xu, Chengkuo Lee
2021 Nano Express  
Reprinted from [167] with the permission of AIP Publishing; (f) MEMS piezoelectric ultrasonic energy harvester for non-contact energy delivery to implantable biomedical devices.  ...  Reproduced from [96], CC BY 4.0; (b) Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (PMUT) based ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR), Singapore and Narodowe Centrum Badani´Rozwoju (NCBR), Poland Joint Grant (R-263-000-C91-305), the NRF-ISF  ... 
doi:10.1088/2632-959x/abf3d4 fatcat:ai4schbk25czlfardwmsnr6vly

NurseNet: Monitoring Elderly Levels of Activity with a Piezoelectric Floor

Ludovic Minvielle, Julien Audiffren
2019 Sensors  
We show that NurseNet is able to avoid the main limitation of floor sensors by recognizing relevant signals (i.e., signals produced by patients) and ignoring events related to the medical staff, offering  ...  Our algorithm is trained using signal embedding based on atoms of a pre-learned dictionary and focuses the network's attention on step-related signals.  ...  Concerning non-wearable sensors, video-based systems seem to give good results when analyzing gait.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19183851 fatcat:rdar2odbn5gdtoi5mcfaakbd2q

A Comparative Review of Footwear-Based Wearable Systems

Nagaraj Hegde, Matthew Bries, Edward Sazonov
2016 Electronics  
This review article summarizes the developments in the field of footwear-based wearable sensors and systems.  ...  The electronics, sensing technologies, data transmission, and data processing methodologies of such wearable systems are all principally dependent on the target application.  ...  lead zirconate titanate (PZT) Piezoelectric pushbutton Polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) PZT, PVDF, and rotary magnetic generator Vibrational transducer and piezoelectric transducer Placement  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics5030048 fatcat:kkkjj7ys5nenzeluvhv2qh64tq

A review of energy harvesting using piezoelectric materials: State-of-the-art a decade later (2008-2018)

Mohsen Safaei, Henry A Sodano, Steven R Anton
2019 Smart materials and structures (Print)  
vibration energy sources.  ...  A topical review of piezoelectric energy harvesting methods was carried out and published in this journal by the authors in 2007.  ...  More recently, Safaei et al in 2018 [404] presented an instrumented knee replacement with four piezoelectric transducers located in the bearing of the implant for sensing knee forces and contact locations  ... 
doi:10.1088/1361-665x/ab36e4 fatcat:opzdvvxz2feexlf53b6zxp3w5a

Sound design and perception in walking interactions

Y. Visell, F. Fontana, B.L. Giordano, R. Nordahl, S. Serafin, R. Bresin
2009 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
This paper reviews the state of the art in the display and perception of walking generated sounds and tactile vibrations, and their current and potential future uses in interactive systems.  ...  As non-visual information sources that are closely linked to human activities in diverse environments, such signals are capable of communicating about the spaces we traverse and activities we encounter  ...  The combination of physics-based rendering of walking sounds with contact-based sensing, as described in the preceding section, also appears to be novel.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.07.007 fatcat:zedpdp5yu5frfolgx6sny7qtoa

Sensing Technology for Human Activity Recognition: a Comprehensive Survey

Biying Fu, Naser Damer, Florian Kirchbuchner, Arjan Kuijper.
2020 IEEE Access  
By extending the sensor categorization proposed by White, we survey the most prominent research works that utilize different sensing technologies for human activity recognition tasks.  ...  Therefore, having a well defined categorization of sensing technology is essential for the systematic design of human activity recognition systems.  ...  People identification based on gait analysis problem has been targeted in the work by Qian [68] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2991891 fatcat:ukkpc2gdkvd2dird52ttebe6sy
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