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1. (WO2018220596) A SOFT PORTABLE WEARABLE PNEUMATIC INTERACTIVE SUIT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/220596    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/053945
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01L 5/22
G01L 1/20
G06F 3/01
A61H 9/00
A63B 21/00
A61H 3/00
Applicants: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
Inventors: SONAR, Harshal Arun
ROBERTSON, Matthew Aaron
JOSHI, Sagar Dattatray
BHATNAGAR, Tigmanshu
PAIK, Jamie
Title: A SOFT PORTABLE WEARABLE PNEUMATIC INTERACTIVE SUIT
Abstract:
A fully wearable system used for communication and information transfer between two users or between a user and a machine to render an effective and intuitive physical interface for combined input and output functions, the fully wearable system including a bidirectional wearable skin including distributed actuator and sensing elements, the actuator and sensing elements including a multimodal actuation layer and a sensing layer, the bidirectional wearable skin being flexible and stretchable, and a portable control device for controlling the distributed actuator and sensing elements, and reading signals from the sensing layer, the portable control device is configured to perfom pixilated actuation for both micro- and macrostimulation of a body of a wearer by an actuation frequency and stimulation amplitude.