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Electronic Skin Senses Pain

Artificial Electronic Skin Senses Pain, Temperature As Fast As Human Skin

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like human skin. The wearable sticker-like device can clear the way for better prosthetics, smarter robotics and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts, according to a news release. The device mimics the body’s near-instant feedback response and can react to […]
KAIST thermal display glove

Thermal Display Glove Enable Users to Feel Virtual Temperatures in Real-Time

We need thermal perception for our daily activities. Therefore, thermal feedback stimulation is needed to improve the sense of realism in virtual reality (VR) for users. Conventional methods to provide thermal stimulus utilize liquid circulation with bulky external sources or thermoelectric devices (TEDs) on rigid structures. These systems are difficult to apply to compact wearable […]
Smart pill monitors heat exhaustion

Smart Pill that Protects Athletes from Overheating to Be Trialed in Doha

At the World Athletics Championships in Doha in September, athletes will be offered an electronic pill that is designed to help protect them from heat exhaustion. Temperature in the capital of Qatar can reach up to 104F (40C). Related Canadian Athletes Will Swallow Computerized Pill to Prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 The […]