Haptic Helmet improve the safety and efficiency of firefighters

Imagine firefighters trying to navigate through an unfamiliar, burning building full of suffocating smoke and deafening noise. Firefighting is exceedingly dangerous, and the ability for first responders to maintain communications in hostile environments can literally mean life or death. Developing technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of firefighters is challenging because smoke and noise Read more about Haptic Helmet improve the safety and efficiency of firefighters[…]

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HAPTIC Technology will make you sensing a hug from your friend through a video call

Sensing a hug from your friend through a video call with him/her may become a reality soon. A joint-research team consisted of scientists and engineers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Northwestern University in the United States has developed a skin-integrated virtual reality (VR) system, which can be controlled and powered wirelessly. The Read more about HAPTIC Technology will make you sensing a hug from your friend through a video call[…]

Haptic feedback through artificial skin to develop a fully wearable prototype

Just like our senses of hearing and vision, our sense of touch plays an important role in how we perceive and interact with the world around us. And technology capable of replicating our sense of touch – also known as haptic feedback – can greatly enhance human-computer and human-robot interfaces for applications such as medical Read more about Haptic feedback through artificial skin to develop a fully wearable prototype[…]

New formula to recreate different sensations of softness for haptic interfaces

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, a team of engineers and psychologists at the University of California San Diego discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels Read more about New formula to recreate different sensations of softness for haptic interfaces[…]

Remote Controlled Haptic Vest for Dogs

Dogs can be trained to respond to haptic vibration commands while wearing a modified canine vest developed by an interdisciplinary research team at BGU. The paper, “Vibrotactile Vest for Remote Human-Dog Communication,” will be presented at the World Haptics Conference on July 12 in Tokyo, Japan. Haptics technology simulates the senses of touch and motion, which is Read more about Remote Controlled Haptic Vest for Dogs[…]

5th Ibero-American Congress of Entrepreneurship, Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEEMAT)

The 5th Ibero-American Congress of Entrepreneurship, Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEEMAT) will be held from 11th to 13th September 2019 at the Polytechnic School of Portalegre (Portugal). This conference is organised by researchers from the Federal Centre of Technological Education Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal), Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (Portugal) and Read more about 5th Ibero-American Congress of Entrepreneurship, Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEEMAT)[…]

Extremely realistic haptic feedback is tricking your brain

Scientists from ETH Zurich and EPFL have developed an ultra-light glove – weighing less than 8 grams – that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement. Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking Read more about Extremely realistic haptic feedback is tricking your brain[…]

NEW immersive multisensory effects allows to be physically “touched” by a movie

A team of researchers at UC San Diego and San Diego State University has developed a pair of “4-D goggles” that allows wearers to be physically “touched” by a movie when they see a looming object on the screen, such as an approaching spacecraft. The device was developed based on a study conducted by the Read more about NEW immersive multisensory effects allows to be physically “touched” by a movie[…]