Sep 16, 2020

New glove-like device mimics sense of touch

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What if you could touch a loved one during a video call—particularly in today’s social distancing era of COVID-19—or pick up and handle a virtual tool in a video game?

Pending user tests and funding to commercialize the new technology, these ideas could become reality in a couple of years after UNSW Sydney engineers developed a new haptic which recreates the .

Haptic technology mimics the experience of touch by stimulating localized areas of the skin in ways that are similar to what is felt in the real world, through force, vibration or motion.

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