These sensors were used to restore natural sense of touch through peripheral nerve interfaces, as featured on Science Translational Medicine in 2014.

The tendon tension sensors are compatible with all IH2 Azzura prototypes. Update your prototype now!

Miniature tendon force sensors

These 6 mm diameter load cells are capable of measuring micro-rope/tendon forces up to 100 N. We have worked with our suppliers to find a miniaturized solution to tendon force monitoring. Now tendon-driven robots like the i-Cub platform or the IH2 Azzurra hand can be instrumented with these sensors for augmented grasping and manipulation. Sensors are available bare or with custom acquisition electronics.