Haptic technology for virtual medical touch
Haptic technology exploits the sense of touch to control virtual objects, machines and electronic devices. Implementation of this technology in biomedical devices would significantly benefit a range of clinical diagnostic and surgical procedures. However, existing haptic actuators cannot recapitulate the action of biological structures. To this end, scientists of the EU-funded Rachel project will test a range of organic materials for their capacity to provide realistic tactile cues upon stimulation. They will also investigate many aspects related to the perception of touch including the underlying physical and cognitive mechanisms. Apart from fundamental knowledge, the new actuators will open the door towards improved haptic technologies in healthcare and wearable devices employed in physical and cognitive therapy.
Fields of science
- medical and health scienceshealth scienceshealth care serviceseHealth
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesinternetinternet of things
- natural scienceschemical sciencespolymer sciences
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicinesurgerysurgical procedures
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringliquid crystals
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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