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Journal of Automation and Control. 2015, 3(3), 140-144
DOI: 10.12691/automation-3-3-21
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The Application of the Matrix Tactile Sensor (MTS) for Measuring Contact Pressures between the Trunk Orthosis and a Patient Body and a Mechanical Testing of the Measuring System

Peter Sedlačko1, , Radovan Hudák1, Tatiana Kelemenova1, Jozef Živčák1 and Marek Penhaker2

1Department of Biomedical Engineering and Measurement, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Košice, Košice 042 00, Slovakia

2Department of Cybernetics Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VŠB- Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava 70800, Czech Republic

Pub. Date: December 15, 2015

Cite this paper:
Peter Sedlačko, Radovan Hudák, Tatiana Kelemenova, Jozef Živčák and Marek Penhaker. The Application of the Matrix Tactile Sensor (MTS) for Measuring Contact Pressures between the Trunk Orthosis and a Patient Body and a Mechanical Testing of the Measuring System. Journal of Automation and Control. 2015; 3(3):140-144. doi: 10.12691/automation-3-3-21

Abstract

Matrix tactile sensors (MTS) as the tactile sensors provide us with information about the measurement object by simply touching the object. Sensitive part of the sensor array consists of the tactile elements arranged in the matrix, which tell us about the distribution of normal forces acting on the tactile elements. Identifying, establishing and monitoring the pressure between the trunk and correcting pad of the trunk orthosis can inform us about undesirable compression actions, progression of the treatment or deformation of the production material of the trunk braces. Identification of the values distribute pressure between the body and pad of the trunk braces serve some information about effects on the human organism.

Keywords:
matrix tactile sensor MTS Scoliosis pad trunk orthosis measuring system

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