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Electrotactile is the stimulation of the body?s tactile nerve endings, by means of electrodes. This same technique can be used to stimulate optic, hearing, or olfactory senses, but is predominately used for touch stimulation. Frequently of the hand or wrist, there is no technical reason why electrotactile stimulation cannot be applied to the whole body.

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Adding Haptics to a Second Skin
Researchers have prototyped an electrotactile second skin to be worn over the first, which adds additional pressure sensation to the user's own sensory capabilities it makes the natural skin much more sensitive to touch.


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