Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering

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April 27, 2009


Hardback, 260 pages


0071601511 / 9780071601511


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Master Artificial Tactile Sensing Design for Biomedical Engineering Applications

Filled with high-quality photographs and illustrations, including some in color, this definitive guide details the design and manufacturing of artificial tactile systems and their applications in surgical procedures. Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering explains the fundamentals of the human sense of touch and the latest techniques for artificially replicating it. The book describes the mechanistic principles of static and dynamic tactile sensors and discusses cutting-edge biomedical applications, including minimally invasive surgery, tumor detection, robotic surgery, and surgical simulations.

Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering covers:

  • Capacitive, magnetic, inductive, conductive elastomeric, optical, and thermal sensors
  • Strain gauge and piezoelectric sensors
  • Tactile sensing in surgery and palpation
  • Tactile image information through palpation
  • Tumor detection via artificial tactile sensing
  • Estimating tumor parameters using the finite element method and an artificial neural network
  • Determination of mechanical properties of biological tissues
  • Tactile sensing in remote and robotic surgery
  • Haptics application in surgical simulation

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Four Senses in Humans: Sight, Hearing, Smell, and Taste
Chapter 2. The Sense of Touch
Chapter 3. Introduction to Tactile Sensing and Tactile Sensors
Chapter 4. Introduction to Tactile Sensing Technologies
Chapter 5. Strain Gauge Sensors
Chapter 6. Piezoelectric Sensors
Chapter 7. Application of Tactile Sensing in Surgery
Chapter 8. Tactile Image Information
Chapter 9. Application and Recent Developments of Tactile Sensing in Tumor Detection
Chapter 10. Determination of Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues Including Stiffness and Hardness
Chapter 11. Application of Tactile Sensing in Robotic Surgery
Chapter 12. Haptics Application in Surgical Simulation

Author comments

Siamak Najarian, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Javad Dargahi, Ph.D.,is an Associate Professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Concordia.
Ali Abouei Mehrizi, M.Sc. of Biomedical Engineering, Research Associate, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

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