Tactile Sensing Using Magnetic Foam

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


For biomedical applications, smart materials that are used as sensors or actuators have to match some criteria, especially bio-compatibility and softness. Smart polymers are candidates that fulfill these two criteria. A sensitivity to compression is created by adding magnetic particles to a compressible foam polymer. A foam-based composite is fabricated for its small Poisson’s ratio, which enables significant compression, up to 50%. This large compression induces a change in its magnetic properties, which can be detected using coils. By setting the sensing coils as a compact array of 3 × 3, the sensor successfully detected and localized an applied deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number834
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 1


  • Artificial skin
  • Deformation sensors
  • Magnetic composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


Dive into the research topics of 'Tactile Sensing Using Magnetic Foam'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this