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A selection of published sensor application papers and articles

Here you will find a selection of published sensor application papers and journals that show you applications of transducers, applications of sensors and how our products could be used.

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Medical research, development & testing, sports science, human body

Ocean, marine, weather, wave energy

Civil engineering, structural testing

Materials testing

Level sensing


The Importance of Lean Body Mass for the Rate of Force Development in Taekwondo Athletes and Track and Field Throwers
By Angeliki Kavvoura, Nikolaos Zaras, Angeliki-Nikoletta Stasinaki, Giannis Arnaoutis, Spyridon Methenitis, and Gerasimos Terzis, J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 20183, 43.
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Abstract: The rate of force development (RFD) is vital for power athletes. Lean body mass (LBM) is considered to be an essential contributor to RFD, nevertheless high RFD may be achieved by athletes with either high or low LBM. The aim of the study was to describe the relationship between lower-body LBM and RFD, and to compare RFD in taekwondo athletes and track and field (T&F) throwers, the latter having higher LBM when compared to taekwondo athletes.[…]

AML product used: WP800-1000kg weighing platform + DBBE-1000kg S-beam load cell.

The importance of abductor pollicis longus in wrist motions: A physiological wrist simulator study

Darshan S.Shah, Claire Middleton, Sabahat Gurdezi, Maxim D.Horwitz, Angela E.Kedgley, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Department of Hand Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Journal of Biomechanics Volume 77, 22 August 2018, Pages 218-222. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: The abductor pollicis longus (APL) is one of the primary radial deviators of the wrist, owing to its insertion at the base of the first metacarpal and its large moment arm about the radioulnar deviation axis.[…]

AML products used: DBBSMM miniature S-beam load cell

The Role of Power Fluctuations in the Preference of Diagonal vs. Double Poling Sub-Technique at Different Incline-Speed Combinations in Elite Cross-Country Skiers

By Christine Dahl, Øyvind Sandbakk, Jørgen Danielsen and Gertjan Ettema, Centre for Elite Sports Research, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Front. Physiol., 21 February 2017. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: In classical cross-country skiing, diagonal stride (DIA) is the major uphill sub-technique, while double poling (DP) is used on relatively flat terrain. Although, the dependence of incline and speed on the preference of either sub-technique seems clearly established, the mechanisms behind these preferences are not clear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare kinetics and energy consumption in DP and DIA at the same submaximal workload in cross-country skiing under two different incline-speed combinations.[…]

AML products used: CDF subminiature button load cell

The effects of wrist motion and hand orientation on muscle forces: A physiologic wrist simulator study

Darshan S. Shah, Claire Middleton, Sabahat Gurdezi, Maxim D. Horwitz, Angela E. Kedgley, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Department of Hand Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom, Journal of Biomechanics Volume 60, 26 July 2017, Pages 232-237. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: Although the orientations of the hand and forearm vary for different wrist rehabilitation protocols, their effect on muscle forces has not been quantified. Physiologic simulators enable a biomechanical evaluation of the joint by recreating functional motions in cadaveric specimens. Control strategies used to actuate joints in physiologic simulators usually employ position or force feedback alone to achieve optimum load distribution across the muscles.[…]

AML products used: DBBSMM Miniature S-beam load cell

The passive biomechanics of human pelvic collecting lymphatic vessels

By Dimitrios Athanasiou , Lowell T. Edgar , Mohammad Jafarnejad, Katherine Nixon, Delfim Duarte, Edwin D. Hawkins, Samira Jamalian, Paula Cunnea, Cristina Lo Celso, Shunichi Kobayashi, Christina Fotopoulou , James E. Moore Jr. Published: August 21, 2017. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: The lymphatic system has a major significance in the metastatic pathways in women’s cancers. Lymphatic pumping depends on both extrinsic and intrinsic mechanisms, and the mechanical behavior of lymphatic vessels regulates the function of the system.[…]

AML products used: UF1 isometric force sensor

Bovine and degenerated human annulus fibrosus: a microstructural and micromechanical comparison

Claudio Vergari, Daniel Chan, Andrew Clarke, Jessica C. Mansfield, Judith R. Meakin, Peter C. Winlove. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. August 2017, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 1475–1484. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: The complex structure of the annulus fibrosus is strongly related to its mechanical properties. Recent work showed that it is possible to observe the relative movement of fibre bundles in loaded cow tail annulus; the aim of this work was to describe and quantify annulus fibrosus micromechanics in degenerated human disc, and compare it with cow tail annulus, an animal model often used in the literature.[…]

AML products used: DBBSMM miniature s-beam load cell

Control of a wrist joint motion simulator: A phantom study

By Darshan S. Shah, Angela E. Kedgley, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Journal of Biomechanics Volume 49, Issue 13, 6 September 2016, Pages 3061-3068. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: The presence of muscle redundancy and co-activation of agonist–antagonist pairs in vivo makes the optimization of the load distribution between muscles in physiologic joint simulators vital. This optimization is usually achieved by employing different control strategies based on position and/or force feedback. A muscle activated physiologic wrist simulator was developed to test and iteratively refine such control strategies on a functional replica of a human arm.[…]

AML products used: DBBSMM miniature s-beam load cell

Inhalation characteristics of asthma patients, COPD patients and healthy volunteers with the Spiromax® and Turbuhaler® devices: a randomised, cross-over study

By Wahida Azouz, Philip Chetcuti, Harold Hosker, Dinesh Saralaya and Henry Chrystyn. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2015 15:47. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: Spiromax® is a novel dry-powder inhaler containing formulations of budesonide plus formoterol (BF). The device is intended to provide dose equivalence with enhanced user-friendliness compared to BF Turbuhaler® in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[…]

AML products used: PR3202 low range differential pressure transmitter

Intramuscular Fiber Conduction Velocity, Isometric Force and Explosive Performance
By Spyridon Methenitis, Gerasimos Terzis, Nikolaos Zaras, Angeliki-Nikoletta Stasinaki and Nikolaos Karandreas, The Journal of Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Volume 51: Issue 1. First Published: 13 Jan 2009. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.

Abstract: Conduction of electrical signals along the surface of muscle fibers is acknowledged as an essential neuromuscular component which is linked with muscle force production. However, it remains unclear whether muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) is also linked with explosive performance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between vastus lateralis MFCV and countermovement jumping performance, the rate of force development and maximum isometric force.[…]

AML products used: WP800-1000kg weighing platform

Design and Manufacture of a Bed Supported Tidal Turbine Model for Blade and Shaft Load Measurement in Turbulent Flow and Waves
By Grégory S. Payne, Tim Stallard, Rodrigo Martinez, Renewable Energy Volume 107, July 2017, Pages 312-326 Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: Laboratory testing of tidal turbine models is an essential tool to investigate hydrodynamic interactions between turbines and the flow. Such tests can be used to calibrate numerical models and to estimate rotor loading and wake development to inform the design of full scale machines and array layout.[…]

AML products used: Torque and thrust transducer DBBSS-TSF plus gauging service on flextures.

An experimental investigation of tsunami forces on coastal structures

Lloyd, TO; (2016) An experimental investigation of tsunami forces on coastal structures. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Available as open access.

Abstract: This thesis explores the complex fluid interactions between inundating long-period waves and buildings. Several aspects of these are found to be poorly described in the literature, particularly the flow conditions around, and forces applied to, emergent structures.[…]

AML products used: OBUG single point load cell + DSCUSB fast USB load cell interface

Experimental Investigation of Tidal Rotor Loading due to Wave, Current and Impact with Sea Animals

By Payne, G, Stallard, T & Martinez, R 2015, Experimental Investigation of Tidal Rotor Loading due to Wave, Current and Impact with Sea Animals. in 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes, France. Available as open access.

Abstract: Extreme loading and associated survivability are key aspects of tidal turbines. This study focuses on the experimental investigation of extreme loads due to combined wave and current hydrodynamic loading and impact loads arising from collision with large sea animals.[…]

AML products used: Torque and thrust transducer DBBSS-TSF + gauging service on flextures

Snatch loading of a single taut moored floating wave energy converter due to focussed wave groups

By Martyn Hann, Deborah Greaves, Alison Raby. School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, UK. Ocean Engineering Volume 96, 1 March 2015, Pages 258-271. Available under a Creative Commons license.

Abstract: This paper concerns experimental measurements of the interaction of a taut moored floating body, representing a wave energy converter in survivability mode, with extreme waves.[…]

AML products used: DDENA1S in-line submersible load cell

Shape Control for Experimental Continuation
By Robin M. Neville, Rainer M. J. Groh, Alberto Pirrera, and Mark Schenk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 254101 – Published 21 June 2018. Available as open access.

Abstract: An experimental method has been developed to locate unstable equilibria of nonlinear structures quasistatically. The technique involves loading a structure by the application of either a force or a displacement at a main actuation point while simultaneously controlling the overall shape using additional bidirectional probe points.[…]

AML products used: DSCRC pancake load cell

Advanced laboratory studies to explore the axial cyclic behaviour of driven piles

By Aghakouchak, Amin. Sep-2015. Imperial College London. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license.

Abstract: Importance of addressing cyclic behaviour when designing piled foundations has been emphasised in recent years. Instrumented full scale field and model pile tests have revealed key features of pile’s axial cyclic response in recent years.[…]

AML products used: STALC3 triaxial submersible load cell + AML/SGD strain gauge displacement transducer

Design and implementation of a supervisory system for the automation of drained and non-drained experiments the triaxial chamber of the  faculty of civil engineering

By Ramírez García, María Fernánda, Romero Cañón, Diego Andrés. 2009. Universidad De La Salle.

AML products used: DDE-500N miniature in-line load cell

Behaviour of multi-storey reinforced concrete panels under horizontal load: theoretical and experimental research

By İlgün, Abdulkerim; Atımtay, Ergin. 2007.  Selcuk University Digital Archive Systems.

Abstract: The subject of this research is the study of the strength and behavior of multi-story buildings constructed by the tunnel-framework technique subjected to earthquake excitations.[…]

AML products used: Civil engineering load cells

Electrical breakdown of an acrylic dielectric elastomer: effects of hemispherical probing electrode’s size and force

By Bin Chen, Matthias Kollosche, Mark Stewart, James Busfield & Federico Carpi. Pages 290-303. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials Volume 6, 2015 – Issue 4, Published online: 13 Jan 2016. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Abstract: Dielectric elastomers are widely investigated as soft electromechanically active polymers (EAPs) for actuators, stretch/force sensors, and mechanical energy harvesters to generate electricity. Although the performance of such devices is limited by the dielectric strength of the constitutive material, the electrical breakdown of soft elastomers for electromechanical transduction is still scarcely studied.[…]

AML products used: UF1 isometric force sensor

Level sensing system

By García Fernández, Javier, Bachelor thesis, 2011-05-26, Available as open access.

Abstract: This report is to present the design and development of a liquid level sensing system based on SCADA system. It is a synthesis of the actions carried out for the construction of the liquid level measuring system.[…]

AML products used: Pi9911 water depth sensor

Soft pneumatic grippers embedded with stretchable electroadhesion

By J Guo, K Elgeneidy, C Xiang, N Lohse, L Justham and J Rossiter, Published 27 March 2018 • © 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd, Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 27, Number 5. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

Abstract: Current soft pneumatic grippers cannot robustly grasp flat materials and flexible objects on curved surfaces without distorting them. Current electroadhesive grippers, on the other hand, are difficult to actively deform to complex shapes to pick up free-form surfaces or objects.[…]

AML products used: Miniature in-line s-beam load cell

Position and Force Control of Cooperating Robots Using Inverse Dynamics

By Du, Zhenyu, Published 25 Feb 2015, Student thesisDoctoral Thesis › PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath,

AML products used: Miniature S-Beam Load Cell DBBSMM

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