doi: 10.7873/DATE.2015.1153

Tactile Prosthetics in WiseSkin

J. Farserotu1, J-D. Decotignie1, J. Baborowski1, P-N Volpe1, C.R. Quirós1, V. Kopta1, C. Enz2, S. Lacour3, H. Michaud3, R. Martuzzi4, V. Koch5, H. Huang5, T. Li5 and C. Antfolk6

1Integrated and Wireless Systems CSEM, Neuchatel, Switzerland

2ICLAB, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Switzerand

3EPFL STI IMT LSBI, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Switzerand

4LNCO, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Switzerand

5Department of Engineering and Information Technology Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland

6Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Lund University, Lund, Sweden


The use of prosthetic hands is limited in part by the lack of sensory feedback to the wearer. In order to provide sensory feedback, an adequate number of sensors must be integrated with the prosthesis. The WiseSkin project targets the use of artificial skin embedding ultra-low power wireless sensor nodes. This presentation provides an overview of the WiseSkin project and the current status of the developments.

Keywords: Prosthetics, Tactility sensors, Artificial skin, Ultra low power, Wireless, MEMS, Sensory feedback.

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