proCover: Using a Sensing Sock for Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs

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There are plenty of cool prosthetic limbs available on the market. Not all of them feature tactile sensation and feedback. proCover can change that. It is a smart sock that combines with measurement electronics and a vibration armbands to enhance existing prosthetics. As Media Interaction Lab explains:

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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.

These guys have also managed to add app-control to proCover:

users can then use a mobile app to select actuators in the armband that should vibrate when pressure is applied to the given region.

This technology can make life a lot easier for existing lower-limb prosthetic users.

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