MULTIPOINT TACTILE ARRAY SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7373
Amount: $493,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
105 Fairway Terrace, Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edwin Langberg Phd
 (609) 778-0850
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FOR A MULTIPOINT TACTILE ARRAY SYSTEM, TWO ACTUATOR DESIGNS ARE PROPOSED: A MAGNETIC AND A PVDF DESIGN. THE MAGNETIC DESIGN IS BEST SUITED FOR PIN-TO-PIN SPACING OF 3 MM AND LARGER. PIN TRAVEL AMPLITUDE OF 2 MM (AND LONGER IF NEEDED)CAN BE READILY IMPLEMENTED, AND TYPICAL FREQUENCY RESPONSE IS ADEQUATE FOR THE OPTIMAL 250 HZ FRAME-RATE PRESENTATION. FLOATING PIN SUSPENSION ALLOWS THE PINS TO AUTOMATICALLY CONFORM TO SKIN CURVATURE. ACTUATORS CAN BE COMBINED INTO MODULES, AND A TYPICAL MODULE CONSISTS OF 8 X 8 ACTUATORS. THE SMALL AND LIGHT ARRAY MODULE IS CONNECTED THROUGH A FLEXIBLE 16-CONDUCTOR CABLE TO A CONTROL UNIT.

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