Wearable, multifunctional human-machine interface (Video)

August 12, 2019

Researchers from the University of Houston developed a multifunctional ultra-thin wearable electronic device imperceptible to the wearer.

"Everything is very thin, just a few microns thick," says Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston and lead author for a paper on the research. Yu is also a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH. "You will not be able to feel it."

It has the potential to work as a prosthetic skin for a robotic hand or other robotic devices, with a robust human-machine interface that allows it to automatically collect information and relay it back to the wearer.

The soft, flexible, HMI device can also serve as robotic skin, relaying information back to the user.