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Sensors and Transducers

Sensors and Transducers

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Biomechatronic engineering involves the measurement of physical processes stemming either from the biological organism or from an associated prosthesis. This chapter discusses about the following: switches; power supplies; sensors and transducers and electrodes.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Switches
  • 2.2.1 Toggle Switches
  • 2.2.2 Push-Button Switches
  • 2.2.3 Limit Switches
  • 2.2.4 Rotary Switches
  • 2.2.5 Optical Switches
  • 2.2.6 Other Switches
  • 2.2.7 Relays
  • 2.3 Power Supplies
  • 2.3.1 Linear Power Supplies
  • 2.3.2 Switch-Mode Power Supplies
  • 2.3.3 Batteries
  • 2.3.4 Energy Scavenging
  • 2.4 Sensors and Transducers
  • 2.4.1 Resistive Displacement Sensors
  • 2.4.2 Inductive Displacement Sensors
  • 2.4.3 Magnetic Displacement Sensors
  • 2.4.4 Capacitive Displacement Sensors
  • 2.4.5 Optical Displacement Sensors
  • 2.4.6 Ranging Sensors
  • 2.4.7 Time-of-Flight Ranging
  • 2.4.8 Measuring Rate and Angular Rate
  • 2.4.9 Accelerometers
  • 2.4.10 Tilt Sensors
  • 2.4.11 Pressure Measurement
  • 2.4.12 Sound Pressure
  • 2.4.13 Flow
  • 2.4.14 Temperature Sensors
  • 2.4.15 Tactile Sensing
  • 2.4.16 Chemical Sensors
  • 2.4.17 Optical Chemical Sensors
  • 2.5 Electrodes
  • 2.5.1 Body-Surface Biopotential Electrodes
  • 2.6 References

Inspec keywords: relays; magnetic sensors; biomedical transducers; optical switches; mechatronics; biomedical electrodes; biomedical engineering; prosthetic power supplies; primary cells; optical sensors; light interferometry

Other keywords: optical displacement sensors; energy scavenging; push-button switches; primary batteries; biomechatronic engineering; ranging sensors; magnetic displacement sensors; rotary switches; switch-mode power supplies; triangulation sensors; toggle switches; external devices; optical interferometry; optical switches; limit switches; linear power supplies; prosthesis; relays; physical processes; electrodes; biological organism; transducers

Subjects: Sonic and ultrasonic radiation (medical uses); Optical and laser radiation (biomedical imaging/measurement); Primary cells; Sensing and detecting devices; Optical interferometry; Primary cells; Sonic and ultrasonic transducers; Prosthetics and orthotics; Sonic and ultrasonic applications; Sonic and ultrasonic radiation (biomedical imaging/measurement); Optical and laser radiation (medical uses); Relays and switches; Sensing devices and transducers; Optical switches; Optical switches; Prosthetics and other practical applications

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