Katherine Kuchenbecker discusses her work with haptic technology and improving the use of sensory receptors in skin on cbc.radio in “Out of Their Minds”

December 5th, 2014

Episode 2 – They’ve lost their senses

Posted 4 July 2011

The largest organ on the human body is the skin.  And yet, for some reason, our sense of touch is often overlooked.  In this episode we meet two forward-thinking inventors, who are working to make better use of the sensory receptors in our skin 

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker works in the emerging field of haptic technology.  She’s developed computers that let people “feel” the pictures being displayed on a monitor.  In addition to being used for surgical training, we’ll hear how this technology could drastically improve gaming, and online shopping. 

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