A flow sensor using an artificial sensory hair

responsibility for wording of article: Akira Takashima (OIST)

The filamentous sensory hairs in crickets are sound sensors, which detect micro-vibrations in the air. They are particularly sensitive to low-frequency sound. Here, we introduce an example of a flow sensor developed using the latest biological knowledge and MEMS technology, show how sophisticated the sensory mechanisms in living organisms are by evaluating their performance, and provide a prospect for practical application as an artificial sensor.

Further Reading

昆虫ミメティックス Insect Mimetics(2008),針山孝彦,下澤楯夫,pp. 657-668

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