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Active wearables for efficient living

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Project Description

There has been a surge in the use of wearables for sensing health indices such as blood pressure or body stress, to replace or augmenting physical capability [1-4]. Based on our experience in the fabrication of soft sensors and actuators, in this project, we aim to design, develop, and test advanced robotic wearables that increase the productivity and well-being of people at work, school or home.
This research will take place in the Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Laboratory. More details about the projects that run in our laboratory and publications are at the link:

Funding Notes

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive. it will be possible to make Scholarship applications from the Autumn with a strict deadline in late January/early February. Specific information will appear: View Website


[1] Shull P. and Damian D.D. (2015) Haptic Wearables as Sensory Replacement, Sensory Augmentation and Trainer for Sensory Impairments – A Review, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 12:59

[2] Damian D.D., Roberts P. (co-first author), Shan W., Lu T., and Majidi C. (2012) Soft-Matter Capacitive Sensor for Measuring Shear and Pressure Deformation, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3514-3519

[3] Damian D.D., Ludersdorfer M., Kim Y., Hernandez-Arieta A., Pfeifer R., and Okamura A. (2012) Wearable Haptic Device for Cutaneous Force and Slip Feedback, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp 1038-1043

[4] Damian D.D., Hernandez-Arieta A., Martinez Salazar H.R., and Pfeifer R. (2012) Slip Speed Feedback for Grip Force Control, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59:8, pp. 2200 – 2210

How good is research at University of Sheffield in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 21.80

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