Shear & Triaxial e-skin

Our triaxial e-skin is our truly unique, signature, sensor technology. It is the culmination of 7+ years of experience determining the best design, materials and parameters for the ultimate e-skin - which sits in its own class. It goes beyond the capabilities of eDermis® as well as that of human skin, by sensing normal and shear forces for each tactile pixel (tactel) over a massive dynamic range and millions of cycles.

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Triaxial Dev Kits available soon

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The breakthrough innovation here lies in its form factor, scalability, mass-manufacturability, and ability to integrate into vast compliant arrays over any desired surface. The technology can be used as individual sensors, or a 'skin', where multiple tactels are integrated into an array for high resolution over any surface. The e-skin can withstand harsh and corrosive environments too.
 
For those wanting to build their own applications, the output of our custom readout electronics is a simple Cartesian XYZ vector that expresses both magnitude and 3D direction of the force applied. The triaxial e-skin can then be used to accurately acquire data from contact surfaces that are soft or hard, flat or round. It can often replace bulky and rigid Force Torque (F/T) sensors which are used to estimate these contact forces.

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Added Triaxial Features:

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3D Force, Magnitude, and Direction

Outputs a 3D Cartesian force vector for each tactel, representing both shear and normal forces. Can be integrated into dense matrix arrays.

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Deep Learning and Analytics

Object shape classification through touch, texture detection, slip detection, and ground reaction forces can be accomplished using an optional software add-on. 

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Piezoresistive and Capacitive

Quantum tunnelling and capacitive capabilities integrated into the same sensor to deliver a massive dynamic range as well as a linear output option. An additional proximity sensing feature can be enabled. Only 5 wires are required for individual sensors.