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Multi-point haptic device

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The technology consists on a multi-point haptic device with 5 mechanisms, one for each finger, able to send force feedback to the user depending on the application. Each mechanism has 2 degrees of freedom, 10 for the entire system that allows a complete haptic experience to the user.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our haptic device allows a better virtual experience due to its five contact points that allow the user to perform more activities than traditional systems. Furthermore, it can send force feedback to each user´s finger making it useful fo a broad range of applications.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This research was funded by Conacyt with about 50,000USD provided for the Robotics Laboratory of Northeastern and Central Mexico, exclusively for the development of prototypes and to carry out tests.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners