Hydromast: A Bioinspired Flow Sensor with Accelerometers

  • Asko RistolainenEmail author
  • Jeffrey Andrew Tuhtan
  • Alar Kuusik
  • Maarja Kruusmaa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9793)


Fish have developed advanced hydrodynamic sensing capabilities using neuromasts, a series of collocated inertial sensors distributed over their body. We have developed the hydromast, an upscaled version of this sensing modality in order to facilitate near bed sensing for aquatic systems. Here we introduce the concept behind this bioinspired flow sensing device as well as the first results from laboratory investigations.


Hydromast Biomimetic Flow sensing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asko Ristolainen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffrey Andrew Tuhtan
    • 1
  • Alar Kuusik
    • 2
  • Maarja Kruusmaa
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for BioroboticsTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Eliko Competence CentreTallinnEstonia

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