%0 Journal Article
	%A Ahmad Atieh and  Masoud Kalantari and  Roozbeh Ahmadi and  Javad Dargahi and  Muthukumaran Packirisamy and  Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 54, 2011
	%T FEM Analysis of the Interaction between a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor and Biological Tissues
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4996
	%V 54
	%X The present paper presents a finite element model and
analysis for the interaction between a piezoresistive tactile sensor and
biological tissues. The tactile sensor is proposed for use in minimally
invasive surgery to deliver tactile information of biological tissues to
surgeons. The proposed sensor measures the relative hardness of soft
contact objects as well as the contact force. Silicone rubbers were
used as the phantom of biological tissues. Finite element analysis of
the silicone rubbers and the mechanical structure of the sensor were
performed using COMSOL Multiphysics (v3.4) environment. The
simulation results verify the capability of the sensor to be used to
differentiate between different kinds of silicone rubber materials.
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