Keyword: Haptic /​ touch

5 Ws: Energy
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Electronic Skin for Robots and Prosthetics

Humans use the sense of touch to accomplish almost every daily task such as picking up a cup of coffee or shaking someone’s hand. Without it, humans can even lose their sense of balance when walking. Similarly, robots need to have a sense of touch in order to interact better with humans but...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transparent, Self-Healing Electronic Skin

Scientists have taken inspiration from underwater invertebrates like jellyfish to create an electronic skin with similar functionality. Like a jellyfish, the electronic skin is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and self-healing in aquatic environments.

Briefs: Communications

Emergency situations such as trying to escape heavy smoke from fire could leave the sense of touch as the only way to find an exit. Rather than trying to look at a smartphone screen, a...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Life Alert's “I've fallen and I can't get up®!” became one of the most famous infomercial catchphrases in the late 1980s. The company's device,...

Application Briefs: Medical

Undergoing treatment for a physical injury or condition can be a long and frustrating experience. Broken bones, sprains, torn muscles or ligaments, as well as painful conditions...