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Wearable tactile technology in the configuration of actuated thimbles is used to provide the sense of touch in virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and teleoperation contexts. The design of these types of devices includes specific purposes: limiting the overall dimensions of the system to enhance the wearability and increasing the effectiveness and naturalness of the stimulation. This new generation of wearable touch systems can transmit tactile signals more naturally, whilst also being comfortably worn by the user, portable and integrated in daily life. In this direction, we propose a haptic device based on electro-cutaneous feedback to selectively stimulate each mechanoreceptor to discriminate specific tactile sensations. Two important features characterize and make our device innovative: wearability and ease of use. The first feature is enhanced by a flexible holder made of a combination of polydimethylsiloxane …
Publication date: 
1 Aug 2022

G Fersurella, A Della Torre, F Quaranta, P Losito, L D'Alessandro, S Invitto, R Rinaldi

Biblio References: 
Volume: 16 Pages: 100161
Micro and Nano Engineering