Georgia Tech applied physiology associate professor Minoru Shinohara conducts a single-point touch test on mechanical engineering assistant professor Jun Ueda
While wearing a glove with a vibrating fingertip designed to improve his sense of touch, Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor Jun Ueda performs a texture discrimination test
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a glove with a vibrating fingertip that improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance
Studies have shown that with the right amount of white noise in the background, peoples’ sight, hearing, balance control and sense of touch improve. Utilizing stochastic resonance, which is the principle at work in white noise, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that the sense of touch can also be improved by applying vibrations to a person’s finger. They have been testing a glove that incorporates a prototype fingertip-buzzing device, that could ultimately lead to products worn by people with nerve damage, or whose jobs require exceptional manual dexterity.
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