Functional Tactile Sensors

Functional Tactile Sensors

Materials, Devices and Integrations

1st Edition - January 20, 2021

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  • Editors: Ye Zhou, Ho-Hsiu Chou
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206331
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209127

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Functional Tactile Sensors: Materials, Devices and Integrations focuses on the subject of novel materials design and device integration of tactile sensors for functional applications. The book addresses the design, materials characteristics, device operation principles, specialized device application and mechanisms of the latest reported tactile sensors. The emphasis of the book lies in the materials science aspects of tactile sensors—understanding the relationship between material properties and device performance. It will be an ideal resource for researchers working in materials science, engineering and physics.

Key Features

  • Includes the latest advances and recent developments in tactile sensors for artificial intelligence applications
  • Reviews the relationship between materials properties and device performance
  • Addresses materials and device design strategies for targeted sensing applications


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Electrical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to tactile sensors
    Hongye Chen and Ye Zhou
    2 Resistive tactile sensors
    Yue Li, Lu Zheng, Xuewen Wang, and Wei Huang
    3 Tactile sensor based on capacitive structure
    Ho-Hsiu Chou and Wen-Ya Lee
    4 Tactile sensors based on organic field-effect transistors 
    Wen-Ya Lee
    5 Conductive composite-based tactile sensor 
    Haotian Chen and Haixia Zhang
    6 Mechanoluminescent materials for tactile sensors 
    Dengfeng Peng and Sicen Qu
    7 Mechanophores in polymer mechanochemistry: Insights from single-molecule experiments and computer simulations 
    Wenjin Li
    8 Perovskites for tactile sensors 
    Rohit Saraf and Vivek Maheshwari
    9 Electrospun nanofibers for tactile sensors 
    Yichun Ding, Obiora Onyilagha, and Zhengtao Zhu
    10 Tactile sensors based on buckle structure 
    Yuhuan Lv, Mingti Wang, Lizhen Min, and Kai Pan
    11 Tactile sensors based on ionic liquids 
    Yapei Wang, Naiwei Gao, and Yonglin He
    12 Self-powered flexible tactile sensors 
    Xuan Zhang and Bin Su
    13 Self-healable tactile sensors 
    Jinqing Wang, Xianzhang Wu, Zhangpeng Li, and Shengrong Yang

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: January 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206331
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209127

About the Editors

Ye Zhou

Ye Zhou is an IAS Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University. His research interests include flexible and printed electronics, organic/inorganic semiconductors, surface and interface physics, nanostructured materials, and nano-scale devices for technological applications, such as logic circuits, data storage, photonics and sensors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, China

Ho-Hsiu Chou

Prof. Ho-Hsiu Chou is an assistant professor at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. (2010) in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, and as a visiting researcher in IMEC, and Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. His research interests include design the soft functional materials and their applications in sensors, flexible, stretchable and wearable electronics. He has published 17 patents and 22 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Nature Communications, Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Catalysis, ACS Central Science, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

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