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Sensory Transfer Systems for the Sensory Impaired
This project is no longer active.
Head: Yoky Matsuoka
Contact: Yoky Matsuoka
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Neurobotics Laboratory
The purpose of this project is to construct a sensory transfer system to assist and enhance the manipulation abilities of the sensory impaired. This system consists of two parts, an array of sensors worn on the arm and an array of actuators worn on the face or neck. The system senses the pressure exerted on the hand by various objects and transfers that pressure to a location from which a patient still receives sensory information.