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Glove-Like Device Mimics Sense of Touch


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The new soft skin stretch device built into a finger glove.

Engineers at the University of New South Wales Sydney in Australia have developed a soft wearable device that recreates the sense of touch using haptic technology.

Credit: UNSW Engineering

A soft wearable device developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney in Australia recreates the sense of touch using haptic technology.

The researchers created a three-way directional skin stretch device that is built into the fingertips of the haptic glove.

Said UNSW's Thanh Nho Do, "Our soft, wearable haptic glove enables people to feel virtual or remote objects in a more realistic and immersive way. The inbuilt soft artificial muscles generate sufficient normal and shear forces to the user's fingertips via a soft tactor, enabling them to effectively reproduce the sense of touch."

From University of New South Wales
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