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NEDO and JAPERA Develop the World's First Printed Flexible Sheet Sensor for Simultaneously Detecting Pressure and Temperature
-Pioneering a Way to Realize the Sensing Ability of Human Skin with Sensors-

February 8, 2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Japan Advanced Printed Electronics
Technology Research Association (JAPERA)

NEDO and the Japan Advanced Printed Electronics Technology Research Association (JAPERA) have succeeded in developing a printed flexible sheet sensor that can simultaneously detect the distribution of pressure and temperature on a same plane. This result was made possible by printing and manufacturing technology established as part of the NEDO project.

Going forward, by utilizing the sensor's flexible, lightweight and high-resolution characteristics, applications in health care sensors such as rehabilitation and nursing care support devices will be pursued. Skins for robots that can realize the same sensing abilities as human skin using sensors might become a reality in the future by combining pressure and temperature sensors with biosensors and physical sensors for phenomena such as friction.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Internet of Things Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Kazama, Kumashiro Tel: +81-44-520-5211 E-mail: iot-dept@ml.nedo.go.jp