New findings for improvement haptic feedback systems

Human fingerprints have a self-regulating moisture mechanism that not only helps us to avoid dropping our smartphone, but could help scientists to develop better prosthetic limbs, robotic equipment and virtual reality environments, a new study reveals. Primates – including humans, monkeys and apes – have evolved epidermal ridges on their hands and feet with a Read more about New findings for improvement haptic feedback systems[…]

Low costs roads maintenance cost by motorists’ smartphones

Motorists with smartphones could help highway chiefs maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced’ data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when carriageway repairs are needed, according to a new study. Road roughness is an important measure of condition and ride quality, but many agencies around the world with large road networks lack Read more about Low costs roads maintenance cost by motorists’ smartphones[…]

An untethered virtual-haptic reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. The results are published in Science Advances. The researchers are part of Read more about An untethered virtual-haptic reality[…]