All‐Fabric Wearable Electroadhesive Clutch

  title={All‐Fabric Wearable Electroadhesive Clutch},
  author={Vivek Ramachandran and Jun Shintake and Dario Floreano},
  journal={Advanced Materials Technologies},
A lightweight, textile fabricated, haptic device consisting of an electrostatic adhesive clutch is introduced, which can constrain body movement when activated at low power (≈1 mW). The clutch electrodes are composite structures, prepared by coating copper‐plated polyester fabric with thin films of high‐κ dielectric ink. When voltage is applied across a pair of overlapping electrodes, the charge separation created between the overlapped surfaces gives rise to adhesive forces that resist tensile… 
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