Our feature print was submitted by Andrew Gabros, Research Specialist at the Translational Neuromodulation Laboratory.
The ultimate goal of this project is to develop an implantable force sensor that would be used in conjunction with a brain-computer-interface (BMI) to restore touch sensation to the hands of paralyzed patients.
The team is using the print to calibrate a multi-axis force transducer with a simple 3D printed probe attached to the tip. After they’ve successfully calibrated the transducer, they will be using it to deliver light, highly-controlled forces in a variety of directions to a wireless force sensor palm implant (currently in development). Testing the function of the implantable force sensor will be a crucial step in its development.
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