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Sensing texture using an artificial finger and a data analysis based on the standard deviation

Chappell, Paul H. and Muridan, Norasmahan and Mohamad Hanif, N. H. H and Cranny, Andy and White, Neil M. (2015) Sensing texture using an artificial finger and a data analysis based on the standard deviation. IET Science, Measurement & Technology, 9 (8). pp. 998-1006. ISSN 1751-8822

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The results from experiments with screen-printed a piezoelectric sensor, mounted on an artificial finger-tip and including a cosmetic covering, are shown to detect surface information from regular texture patterns. For the automatic control of an artificial hand and to feedback information to the amputee, an algorithm has been developed based on the standard deviation of signal data from the sensor. The standard deviation analysis for texture detection is novel as it uses a combination of arthmetic processes. It windows the data, calculates the standard deviation of the data in the windows and then averages the standard deviations. The output from the algorthim is the frequency sepectrum of a signal. Plots for the output from the algorithm show events that correspond to the cyclic waveforms produced from the regularity of object surface patterns. The algorithm output can use any length of data input. The results from the algorithm are confirmed with an analysis of the signals using Fast Fourier Transforms.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7661/50799
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial finger; algorithms; signal detection
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: DR Noor Hazrin Hany Mohamad Hanif
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 08:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50799

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