Tactile stimulation refers to any hardware device such as force feedback gloves, rumblers, or exoskeletons that provide tactile, kinaesthetic, and joint sensations.
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Wouldn't it be marvellous if artificial pressure sensors could bend and flex like their organic counterparts? If synthetic skin could knead and twist like normal skin, but remain just as keen of sense? We are not there yet, but the first prototypes that can behave naturally under strain, are already here.
Touchscreen technology has until now, had one strong disadvantage: In inclement weather, wet, freezing cold hands result from touchscreen use, as gloves and other finger protectors have always made fingers too big and bulky to effectively use touchscreen technology, whilst masking tactile feedback with the glove?s spongy surface.
New research, published in the April 9,2009 online issue of Current Biology, reinforces the suspicion that senses play off of and reinfoce one another, to an even greater extent. In this case, MIT neuroscientists have found a corollary to the visual illusion process in the tactile sensory systems of humans.
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Twenty-five uses to which SimStim, or Simulated Stimulation is likely to be put, which offer true benefits for the world and individuals alike.
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Touchscreens are a great interface method for public interfaces. Durable and long-lasting, they can survive significant punishment, as the general public tries their best to destroy them. Used in an increasing number of public information a...
Benoit Dawant, an electrical engineer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, US, and colleagues are attempting to combine the data from a large number of patient treatments with deep brain stimulation using implanted electrodes, in order to...
Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system ó and now a new study has found that ultrasound can modulate brain activity to heighten sensory perception in humans.
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Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because thatís where tactile technology is headed. But youíll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around.
Patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD) who received deep brain stimulation treatment had more improvement in movement skills and quality of life after six months than patients who received other medical therapy, but also had a higher...