Yuanfang Chen

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Platinum black coating can effectively improve the performance of MEAs (microelectrodes array) in neural signal transduction, though its lack of adhesion strength and durability tampers its usage in long term experiments. Here a new method of composite electrodeposition provides highly adhesive platinum black coating that enables MEAs for a month’s long(More)
A flexible capacitive tactile sensor array with micro needle structure is proposed in this paper for robotic application. Micro needle layer made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is sandwiched between the upper electrode layer made of PDMS and the bottom electrode layer fabricated on polyester (PET) film. The PDMS material renders the device adequate(More)
Along with the fast development of sensor hardware, traditional scalar sensor nodes are now provided with both multimedia and mobility functions. By observing this emerging combination of these two functions into traditional wireless sensor networks (WSNs), we take the opportunity in this paper to highlight a subset of WSNs, which we name as " Mobile(More)
Multi-electrode array is an important tool in the study of neural-network, cognition, remembrance, as well as brain-computer-interface, etc. Fork-like 32-site microelectrodes are developed with silicon. By use of integrated circuit technology, the length of the electrodes, the area of the recording sites, as well as the spaces between the sites are closely(More)
This paper aims at improving the throughput and fairness of the wireless sensor networks (WSN). Due to the disproportionate larger number of packets accumulated in the sensors that are closer to the base station, it's necessary to have a better contention resolution scheme to improve the throughput and fairness in WSN. In this paper, we propose a new(More)
—Data aggregation, as a primitive communication task in wireless networks, can reduce the communication complexity. However, in-network aggregation usually brings an unavoidable security defect. Some malicious nodes may control a large percentage of the whole network data and compel the network misbehave in an arbitrary manner. Thus, locating the malicious(More)
—Location information of nodes is the basis for many applications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). However, most previous localization methods make the unrealistic assumption: (i) all nodes in WSN are always awake and (ii) the radio range of nodes is an ideal circle. This overlooks the common scenario that sensor nodes are duty-cycled to save energy and(More)