Master Artificial Tactile Sensing Design for Biomedical Engineering Applications Filled with high-quality photographs and illustrations, including some in color, this definitive guide details the design and manufacturing of artificial tactile systems and their applications in surgical procedures. Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering explains the fundamentals of the human sense of touch and the latest techniques for artificially replicating it. The book describes the mechanistic principles of static and dynamic tactile sensors and discusses cutting-edge biomedical applications, including minimally invasive surgery, tumor detection, robotic surgery, and surgical simulations.
Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering covers: Capacitive, magnetic, inductive, conductive elastomeric, optical, and thermal sensors Strain gauge and piezoelectric sensors Tactile sensing in surgery and palpation Tactile image information through palpation Tumor detection via artificial tactile sensing Estimating tumor parameters using the finite element method and an artificial neural network Determination of mechanical properties of biological tissues Tactile sensing in remote and robotic surgery Haptics application in surgical simulation
Chapter 1. The Four Senses in Humans: Sight, Hearing, Smell, and Taste Chapter 2. The Sense of Touch Chapter 3. Introduction to Tactile Sensing and Tactile Sensors Chapter 4. Introduction to Tactile Sensing Technologies Chapter 5. Strain Gauge Sensors Chapter 6. Piezoelectric Sensors Chapter 7. Application of Tactile Sensing in Surgery Chapter 8. Tactile Image Information Chapter 9. Application and Recent Developments of Tactile Sensing in Tumor Detection Chapter 10. Determination of Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues Including Stiffness and Hardness Chapter 11. Application of Tactile Sensing in Robotic Surgery Chapter 12. Haptics Application in Surgical Simulation Abbreviations Index