NIH-funded collaboration on tactile processing

We are quite excited to be part of a new collaboration with Dr. Charles Dhong, assistant professor in the Department of Material Science & Biomedical Engineering. In our new R01, titled “Creating New Tactile Sensations for Tactile Aids with Designer Materials“, Dr. Dhong will be creating new tactile materials by manipulating surfaces at the molecular level. These designer materials will then be tested to see if they can improve tactile processing in the blind. We also plan to use these materials in psychophysical experiments to understand fundamental properties of tactile processing.