Sensing technology as inexpensive one to provide a helping hand during birth

Can inexpensive technologies provide a helping hand during birth? A new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Global Women’s Health has revealed a low-cost sensing glove that could do just that. The researchers created the device to assist healthcare staff in identifying fetal position and the force applied to the fetal head during labor, factors that can Read more about Sensing technology as inexpensive one to provide a helping hand during birth[…]

Subjective haptic vertical

Our ability to perceive what is truly vertical is crucial. Without it, we would struggle to perform simple tasks such as holding a cup of coffee without spilling it and maintaining appropriate body posture. Now, an international team of scientists from Japan, Canada and Germany have discovered a new situation from our everyday environment where Read more about Subjective haptic vertical[…]

Metaverse empowered by haptic technology

Enhancing the virtual experience with the touch sensation has become a hot topic, but today’s haptic devices remain typically bulky and tangled with wires. A team led by the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) researchers recently developed an advanced wireless haptic interface system, called WeTac, worn on the hand, which has soft, ultrathin soft features, and Read more about Metaverse empowered by haptic technology[…]

Telehaptics increasing immersion tactile communication

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a telehaptic device that remotely transmits tactile sensations in real time by attaching it to the fingertip like a sticker. It is expected to add a sense of immersion to the metaverse and real tactile experience with world-class performance and usability through ultra-miniaturization. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Read more about Telehaptics increasing immersion tactile communication[…]

Wireless devices also use haptic feedback to talk to patient

Last summer, Northwestern University researchers introduced the first-ever transient pacemaker — a fully implantable, wireless device that harmlessly dissolves in the body after it’s no longer needed. Now, they unveil a new, smart version that is integrated into a coordinated network of four soft, flexible, wireless, wearable sensors and control units placed around the upper body. The Read more about Wireless devices also use haptic feedback to talk to patient[…]

Ultrasound system targets mouth to create virtual reality haptic effects

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds. Their system uses airborne ultrasound waves Read more about Ultrasound system targets mouth to create virtual reality haptic effects[…]

Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures

Technology has allowed us to immerse ourselves in a world of sights and sounds from the comfort of our home, but there’s something missing: touch. Tactile sensation is an incredibly important part of how humans perceive their reality. Haptics or devices that can produce extremely specific vibrations that can mimic the sensation of touch are Read more about Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures[…]

Internet of Skills enabling real-time transmission of haptic sensation

In the future, human skills will be digitalised and democratised via the Internet of Skills: a future internet that will enable you to use robot technology and haptic feedback to transfer expertise in real time, no matter where you are, and no matter where the problem to be solved is. For example, imagine a highly Read more about Internet of Skills enabling real-time transmission of haptic sensation[…]

Haptic fingertip sensitivity for robots

In a paper published on February 23, 2022 in Nature Machine Intelligence, a team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) introduce a robust soft haptic sensor named “Insight” that uses computer vision and a deep neural network to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied Read more about Haptic fingertip sensitivity for robots[…]

Haptic feedback for custom fabricated multichannel bimodal soft robotic armband

Typing on a keyboard, pressing buttons on a remote control or braiding a child’s hair has remained elusive for prosthetic hand users. With current myoelectric prosthetic hands, users can only control one grasp function at a time even though modern artificial hands are mechanically capable of individual control of all five digits. A first-of-its-kind study Read more about Haptic feedback for custom fabricated multichannel bimodal soft robotic armband[…]