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Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

October 22, 2019

A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by…
Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb

May 31, 2018

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This…
Researchers discover surprising process behind sense of touch

January 5, 2017

Biologists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a new mechanism that likely…
Turn Any Surface into a Remote Control

May 23, 2016

Knocki is a smart device that gives you control of your favorite functions through the surfaces. It is a…
Pre-Touch Sensing for Mobile Interaction

May 4, 2016

There are a lot of ways to interact with smartphone using your fingers, tap, swipe, pinch, or long-press…
How the Index Finger Can Be Fooled

April 11, 2016

Fingers are a human’s most important tactile sensors, but they do not always sense accurately and can even…
A Sensitive Subject: Sense of Touch

March 30, 2016

Type an email on your computer. Raise a glass to your lips. Feel for the light switch in…
Smartwatches can now track your finger in mid-air using sonar

March 23, 2016

As mobile and wearable devices such as smartwatches grow smaller, it gets tougher for people to interact with…
Fish fins can sense touch

February 11, 2016

New study finds pectoral fins feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals The human fingertip…
Physicists Predict Mechanics of Touch

December 2, 2015

A sense of touch mediates much of our interaction with the world beyond our skin. By turning the…
Researchers Develop a New Type of Gecko-like Gripper

June 16, 2015

Picking things up and putting them down is a mainstay of any kind of manufacturing, but fingers, human…
Switching off brain circuit renders mice ‘out of touch’ with environment

May 23, 2015

The sense of touch is important but often taken for granted in daily life because it seems simple…
Device may allow sensations in prosthetic hands

May 15, 2015

​To the nearly 2 million people in the United States living with the loss of a limb, including…
Self-powered intelligent keyboard could provide new layer of security

May 13, 2015

By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a…
Why shaking hands matters (even when it’s virtual)

May 11, 2015

Politicians and the public may have grown tired of shaking hands at the end of a long election…
Gamers feel the glove from Rice engineers

April 23, 2015

Rice University engineering students are working to make virtual reality a little more real with their invention of…
Touch-Sensing Neurons Are Multitaskers

April 12, 2015

Two types of touch information — the feel of an object and the position of an animal’s limb…
Giving robots and prostheses the human touch

April 7, 2015

Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs…
Supersense: It’s a snap for crocs

July 2, 2013

Previously misunderstood multi-sensory organs in the skin of crocodylians are sensitive to touch, heat, cold, and the chemicals…
Robot hands gain a gentler touch

April 19, 2013

Cambridge, Mass. – April 18, 2013 – What use is a hand without nerves, that can’t tell what it’s…
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