By Jon Vegas
15 Mar 2019
UK Firm develops VR system with feedback for surgeons.
A UK Firm have developed a VR System already to help with the training for surgeons. In addition to the VR the new gadget they have developed is the HaptX Glove.
The HaptX glove is powered by microfluidic technology, with 130 actuators which provide feedback to the trainee surgeons skin. This feedback can apply almost 2kg of force per finger, enhancing the wearer’s understanding of shape and rigidity.
Combined with motion capture technology that tracks the user’s hand movements with sub-millimetre precision, the glove delivers its haptic experience in coordination with the virtual world. The the glove allows users to fully interact with the simulation, engaging the body, assisting the other hand, or even gripping a surgical tool of its own.
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