Super Sensor

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Humans and animals have developed acute senses, which enable them to make fast responses to environmental stimuli. For example, a human fingertip can perceive vibration with the amplitude of 0.1 micron, comparable to the diameter of a COVID-19 particle, and a particular breed of dog can sniff out an object 5 kilometers away. Nonetheless, our sense functions are subject to physiological limitations, and new sensors and sensing technologies can augment our capabilities. Many of these technologies have been applied to medical systems. Machine vision systems today can detect discrete changes occurring at the frame rate of over 10 KHz, and medical imaging techniques such as X-ray or ultrasound enable visualization of internal organs, extending doctors' abilities. 
With the recent advancement of micro/nano technologies, the current status of sensors available for cyborg and bionics systems are being challenged. We look forward to receiving innovative papers for the Special Issue on Super Sensor, and new sensing results on bionic systems, cyborg systems, and hybrid systems are also welcome.

    Guest Editors

    Prof. Dr. Makoto Kaneko, Meijo University, Japan

    Prof. Dr. Imin Kao, Stony Brook University, USA

      Table of Contents

      Classification of Soft Tissue Sarcoma Specimens with Raman Spectroscopy as Smart Sensing Technology

      Liming Li, Vamiq M. Mustahsan, Guangyu He, Felix B. Tavernier, Gurtej Singh, Brendan F. Boyce, Fazel Khan, Imin Kao

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9816913, 12 pages, 2021

      Self-Cognizant Bionic Liquid Sensor for Pathogen Diagnosis

      B. Fong

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9861513, 8 pages, 2021

      Shape Estimation of Soft Manipulator Using Stretchable Sensor

      Jinho So, Uikyum Kim, Yong Bum Kim, Dong-Yeop Seok, Sang Yul Yang, Kihyeon Kim, Jae Hyeong Park, Seong Tak Hwang, Young Jin Gong, Hyouk Ryeol Choi

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 9843894, 10 pages, 2021

      Design of Electrohydrodynamic Devices with Consideration of Electrostatic Energy

      Tasuku Sato, Shinya Sakuma, Masato Hijikuro, Shingo Maeda, Masayuki Anyoji, Yoko Yamanishi

      Cyborg and Bionic Systems, vol. 2021, Article ID 5158282, 8 pages, 2021