Developed by The Biorobotic Lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, this project aims to drive wireless capsule endoscopes inside the gastrointestinal tract by means of a magnet field. The master
magnet mounted on the robotic arm can be very dangerous in case of unwanted contact with the patient body.
A textile matrix sensor developed by Plug and Wear is able to detect excessive pressure on the patient abdomen in order to guarantee the necessary safety standards.
IROMEC is a social robot that helps children with learning disabilities in socializing and interacting with people. Developed by a Consortium of nine European partners, eirther private companies or Research Institutes, the IROMEC project was co-funded by the European Commission under th 6th Framework Program. IROMEC can move in autonomy, is able to detect obstacles, and can be used as a playmate in different play scenarios. The robot has been designed to resemble a small animal; external modules with specific functions can be used in relation to the disability of the child.
Plug and Wear, sub contractor of the IROMEC project, developed:
- the side side panels of the robot incorporating light emitting fabric attached to their plastic frame.
- a pressure sensitive cover made of a woollen, furry, transparent fabric that offers new ways of interacting with the robot with tactile perceptions.
- an interactive fur with moving hair, introduced to add more interaction to some of the games IROMEC is able to perform.