An interdisciplinary project led by NanoEngineering professor and Center for Wearable Sensors member, Darren Lipomi, and Department of Psychology professor and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, V.S. Ramachandran has researchers studying the sensitivity of human touch. This study is the first to combine materials science and psychophysics to understand the human perception of touch. By changing only the topmost layer of molecules, researchers found knowledge that will be useful for the development or advancement of electronic skin, prosthetics, and haptic technology. Study results were published in Materials Horizons.
Ph.D. students, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Rodriguez from the Lipomi lab can be seen performing a quick experiment from the study in this YouTube video.
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