Artificial skin provides realistic sense of touch


Artificial skin provides realistic sense of touch Today’s Video of the Day from the EPFL describes artificial skin that researchers have created out of silicone and electrodes.

Designed with a system of soft sensors, the skin is flexible and produces a realistic sense of touch.

“This is the first time we have developed an entirely soft artificial skin where both sensors and actuators are integrated,” said study lead author Harshal Sonar. Also as seen above shows that Artificial skin provides realistic sense of touch and is made to feel realistic.

“This gives us closed-loop control, which means we can accurately and reliably modulate the vibratory stimulation felt by the user. This is ideal for wearable applications, such as for testing a patient’s proprioception in medical applications.” Artificial skins work because they close wounds, which prevents bacterial infection and water loss and helps the damaged skin to heal. 

Although autologous skin transplantation remains the most common form of treatment in patients with significant skin loss, there are now a number of commercially available products that can be used to replace the skin temporarily or permanently. The integrity of the skin should be restored as soon as possible whenever the skin gets wounded.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: EPFL

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