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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 8, Number 1, July 2011 , pages 53-67

A MEMS/NEMS sensor for human skin temperature measurement
Hongjie Leng and Yingzi Lin

    Human state in human-machine systems highly affects the overall system performance, and should be detected and monitored. Physiological cues are essential indicators of human state and useful for the purpose of monitoring. The study presented in this paper was focused on developing a bio-inspired sensing system, i.e., Nano-Skin, to non-intrusively measure physiological cues on human-machine contact surfaces to detect human state. The paper is presented in three parts. The first part is to analyze the relationship between human state and physiological cues, and to introduce the conceptual design of Nano-Skin. Generally, heart rate, skin conductance, skin temperature, operating force, blood alcohol concentration, sweat rate, and electromyography are closely related with human state. They can be measured through human-machine contact surfaces using Nano-Skin. The second part is to discuss the technologies for skin temperature measurement. The third part is to introduce the design and manufacture of the Nano-Skin for skin temperature measurement. Experiments were performed to verify the performance of the Nano-Skin in temperature measurement. Overall, the study concludes that Nano-Skin is a promising product for measuring physiological cues on human-machine contact surfaces to detect human state.
Key Words
    human-machine contact; human state detection; physiological cues; sensors; MEMS; NEMS.
Hongjie Leng and Yingzi Lin: Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

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