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1. WO2018210731 - THREE DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE WITH SENSOR CAPABILITY

Publication Number WO/2018/210731
Publication Date 22.11.2018
International Application No. PCT/EP2018/062346
International Filing Date 14.05.2018
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
25
HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; HANDLES FOR HAND IMPLEMENTS; WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT; MANIPULATORS
J
MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES
13
Controls for manipulators
08
by means of sensing devices, e.g. viewing or touching devices
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
D
MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5
Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
42
using fluid means
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
C
TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
23
Non-electric signal transmission systems, e.g. optical systems
04
using light waves, e.g. infra-red
06
through light guides, e.g. optical fibres
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
L
MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
5
Apparatus for, or methods of, measuring force, e.g. due to impact, work, mechanical power, or torque, adapted for special purposes
22
for measuring the force applied to control members, e.g. control members of vehicles, triggers
B25J 13/08 (2006.01)
G01D 5/42 (2006.01)
G08C 23/06 (2006.01)
G01L 5/22 (2006.01)
CPC
B25J 13/084
G01D 5/42
G01L 1/02
G01L 1/247
G01L 5/228
G08C 23/06
Applicants
  • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW [GB/GB]; Gilbert Scott Building University Avenue Glasgow Strathclyde G12 8QQ, GB
Inventors
  • DAHIYA, Ravinder; GB
  • SAKTHIVEL, Dhayalan; GB
  • TAUBE, William Navaraj; GB
Agents
  • HODSDON, Stephen; GB
  • ADDISS, John; GB
  • ANDREWS, Robert; GB
  • BAILEY, Sam; GB
  • BREARLEY, Sarah; GB
  • BURNS, Alexander; GB
  • CARLISLE, Julie; GB
  • CASLEY, Christopher; GB
  • CLEGG, Richard; GB
  • CRIPPS, Joanna; GB
  • DALE, Elizabeth; GB
  • DENISON, Christopher; GB
  • DUNNE, Paul; GB
  • FORREST, Graham; GB
  • FURNIVAL, Tom; GB
  • GILL, Stephen; GB
  • GRAHAM, Emma; GB
  • GREEN, Katherine; GB
  • GREGORY, Adam; GB
  • HARRISON, Susan; GB
  • HAYES, Emily; GB
  • JOHNSON, Richard; GB
  • JONES, Rachel; GB
  • KEIRSTEAD, Tanis; GB
  • KIDDLE, Simon; GB
  • KREMER, Simon; GB
  • LEACH, James; GB
  • LENTHALL, Joseph; GB
  • LYONS, June; GB
  • MACIVER, Eleanor; GB
  • MCGUINN, Callum; GB
  • MOELLER, Christoph; GB
  • MOORE, Graeme; GB
  • NAYLOR, Matthew; GB
  • OXLEY, Rachel; GB
  • PARRY, Simon; GB
  • SALISBURY, Frances; GB
  • SMITH, Matthew; GB
  • STONER, Patrick; GB
  • SUTCLIFFE, Nicholas; GB
  • THORNTON, Dan; GB
  • TOLLERVEY, Rebecca; GB
  • WALTON, Seán; GB
  • WARD, Eliot; GB
  • WATSON, Robert; GB
  • WEBSTER, Jeremy; GB
  • WESCOTT, Rhiannon; GB
  • WILLS, Jonathan; GB
  • WYTENBURG, Wilhelmus; GB
Priority Data
1707743.915.05.2017GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) THREE DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE WITH SENSOR CAPABILITY
(FR) STRUCTURE TRIDIMENSIONNELLE À CAPACITÉ DE CAPTEUR
Abstract
(EN)
This invention relates to a device for sensing interaction with its surrounding environment, the device including: a plurality of sensing points (11); a plurality of detectors (12), each associated with one of said sensing points (11) and located remotely therefrom; a plurality of channels (14) which connect said sensing points (11) to said detectors (12) and provide a communication pathway therebetween; and communication media filling the channels, wherein each detector (12) is in communication with the associated sensing point or points (11) through one of said channels (14) and the medium in said channel (14) is arranged to transmit, transfer or transduce an interaction of the sensing point (11) with its surrounding environment to the detector (12) through the channel (14). The invention also relates to prosthetics which incorporate such devices. The devices according to the present aspect integrate sensing points and sensors within the structure of the device rather than adding an extra sensing layer to the structure and can overcome the traditional problems associated with the wiring when providing sensors on a robot arm or prosthetic.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un dispositif permettant de détecter une interaction avec son milieu ambiant, le dispositif comprenant : une pluralité de points de détection (11); une pluralité de détecteurs (12), chacun étant associé à l'un desdits points de détection (11) et situé à distance de celui-ci; une pluralité de canaux (14) qui connectent lesdits points de détection (11) auxdits détecteurs (12) et fournissent une voie de communication entre eux; et des milieux de communication remplissant les canaux, chaque détecteur (12) étant en communication avec le ou les points de détection (11) associés par l'intermédiaire de l'un desdits canaux (14) et le milieu dans ledit canal (14) étant conçu pour transmettre, transférer ou effectuer la transduction d'une interaction du point de détection (11) avec son environnement ambiant vers le détecteur (12) à travers le canal (14). L'invention concerne également des prothèses qui incorporent de tels dispositifs. Les dispositifs selon la présente invention intègrent des points de détection et des capteurs à l'intérieur de la structure du dispositif plutôt que d'ajouter une couche de détection supplémentaire à la structure et peuvent surmonter les problèmes classiques associés au câblage lors de l'utilisation de capteurs sur un bras de robot ou une prothèse.
Also published as
EP2018723836
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