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proCover: Smart Socks Add Tactile Sensation and Feedback To Prosthetic Limbs

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Prosthetic limbs are getting more advanced all the time. Many existing ones do not have proper tactile sensation and feedback. ProCover can change that. It consists of a smart sock with measurement electronics and a vibration armband to augment prosthetic limbs. Here is what Media Interaction Lab had to say about the first prototype:

The sole of the sock was divided into six different sensing regions. Pressure values read from each region were mapped 1:1 with individual actuators in the vibration armband. Pressure values were mapped linearly to the vibration intensity of each motor.

The second version allows users to rely on a mobile app to “select actuators in the armband that should vibrate when pressure is applied to the given region.”

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