Patent Number: 7,784,362

Title: Two dimensional load distribution center position detection sensor and two dimensional load distribution center position detection device

Abstract: For manufacturing a sensor covering a free-form surface, detection elements in which the electric resistance between a first electrode and a second electrode varies when a load is acted on, and cables 12 connecting the adjoining detection elements are provided. Each cable 12 connects a first electrode 21 of a first detection element 11-(i, j) to a first electrode 21 of a second detection element 11-(i+1, j) via first resistances 32-1 to 32-4, and connects a second electrode 22 of the first detection element 11-(i, j) to a second electrode of the second detection element 11-(i+1, j) via second resistances 32-5 to 32-8. The cables 12 can be deformed. The two dimensional load distribution center position detection sensor 2 can cover a free-formed surface. This sensor is easy to manufacture because an elaborate sheet-shaped resistor is not needed.

Inventors: Shimojo; Makoto (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: The University of Electro-Communications

International Classification: G01D 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018