Innovative pressure sensor platform and its integration with an end-user application
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This paper describes the fully integration of an innovative and low-cost pressure sensor sheet based on a bendable and printed electronics technology. All integration stages are covered, from most low-level functional system, like physical analog sensor data acquisition, followed by embedded data processing, to end user interactive visual application. Data acquisition embedded software and hardware was developed using a Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP). Finally, after first electronic prototype successful testing, a Taylor-made electronics was developed, reducing electronics volume to 3.5 cm × 6 cm × 2 cm with a maximum power consumption of 765 mW for both electronics and pressure sensor sheet. © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
bendable sensor; embedded software; end-user application; pressure sensor; rapid control prototyping; systems integration; embedded software; integration; pressure sensors; end-user applications; fully integration; functional systems; printed electronics technologies; rapid control prototyping; software and hardwares; systems integration; visual applications; data acquisition