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.
“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.”
Video Credit: EPFL