Microneurography is a challenging technique that allows recording single unit activity of afferent fibers in response to a skin mechanical stimulation in awake human participants. The technique was historically developed in Sweden by Vallbo & Hagbarth (1968)
Instead of processing information in a sequential way by hand-designed algorithms, information can be processed by a network of simple units. Each unit only sums its inputs and applies a nonlinear transfer function.
Numerical modelling often reflects the level of scientific understanding in specific research areas. This is because numerical formulations can only be postulated when interacting phenomena are understood to such a level that governing relationships can be expressed in quantitative terms.
Each September the British Science Festival transforms a different UK city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology. After couple of months of adaptation at a new place and familiarisation with new research project, Prototouch fellows got involved...
STMicroelectronics is involved in the PROTOTOUCH project to provide its expertise with the industrial process and Thin-Film actuators. At ST we focus on introducing friction modulation to commercial devices and exploring their new uses... (read the newsletter)
The Prototouch project, a FP7 Marie Curie Actions aims to create innovative tactile devices that bring new dimensions to the tactile experience. These new features, which are totally absent from nowadays’ tactile technology, will need careful calibration and testing. This part of the project is developed at the institute of neuroscience (IoNS) of the university of Louvain in Belgium... (read the newsletter)
The CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) visited the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, the PROTOTOUCH partner based at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.