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Title: Artificial sense technology: emulating and extending biological senses
Authors: Wang, Jianwu
Wang, Cong
Cai, Pingqiang
Luo, Yifei
Cui, Zequn
Loh, Xian Jun
Chen, Xiaodong
Keywords: Engineering::Nanotechnology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Wang, J., Wang, C., Cai, P., Luo, Y., Cui, Z., Loh, X. J. & Chen, X. (2021). Artificial sense technology: emulating and extending biological senses. ACS Nano, 15(12), 18671-18678.
Project: A18A1b0045 
Journal: ACS Nano 
Abstract: Biological senses are critical for the survival of organisms. A great deal of attention has focused on elucidating the underlying physiological mechanisms of the senses, inspiring various sensing techniques. Despite progress in this area, gaps remain between the biological senses and conventional sensing techniques. In this Perspective, we propose the concept of artificial sense technology, which mimics the biological senses but differs in terms of objective sensing and intelligent feedback capabilities. We first summarize recent progress in the use of nanotechnologies to emulate the biological senses and then outline the advantages of artificial sense technology, which extend the capabilities of its biological counterparts. We envision artificial sense technology as a powerful perceptual interface that will play key roles in sensation substitution, digital healthcare, animal interactions, plant electronics, smart robots, and other areas that enrich the connections of the physical and virtual worlds.
ISSN: 1936-0851
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c10313
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
Organisations: Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR 
Research Centres: Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices 
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Nano, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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