Tactile Skin for Prosthetics, Robotics and Wearable Systems

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Tactile Skin
Tactile Skin

University: University of Glasgow

Sector(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Information & Communications Technologies, Life Sciences

About Opportunity:

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed tactile skin to be applied to robotics, prosthetics, healthcare and surgical instrumentation.

Tactile or electronic skin is needed to provide critical tactile feedback / haptic perception to robots and amputees as well as in wearable systems for health monitoring and wellness applications.

This innovation has been demonstrated through the fabrication of an e-skin, which has then been integrated onto a prosthetic hand to grab soft objects, and intensive characterization of sensors for static and dynamic stimulus.

Key Benefits:

  • Provides critical tactile feedback
  • The tactile skin has been integrated onto a prosthetic hand to grab soft objects


  • Robotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Healthcare
  • Surgical instrumentation

IP Status:

The technology has been conceived and developed by Dr Ravinder Dahiya at the University of Glasgow. Further details of the technology can be provided by the University of Glasgow under a non-disclosure agreement.


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