Haptics glove for stroke rehabilitation on show at Neuro Convention
Morgan Innovation & Technology Ltd (Morgan IAT) will showcase its latest prototype of a wearable haptics device on stand number 9022, at a major neuroscience event, the European NeuroConvention, from 7th to 8th June 2017, at ExCel, London.
Visitors to the show will be able to try on the glove, to feel for themselves the sensations of warmth, vibration and touch which are triggered by the hand-held control system.
Morgan IAT is designing and building a prototype Haptics glove with input from the University of Southampton. Dr Cheryl Metcalf Principal Enterprise Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton will speak at NeuroConvention on the subject of commercialising healthcare technology.
Haptics technology mimics the sense of touch by applying feedback stimuli, such as compression, friction, and vibration forces. The technology could have several applications for immersive virtual environments, but also in sensory rehabilitation, such as stroke recovery.
The Morgan IAT research and development team are working on versions of the glove to suit a variety of applications; and they would like to talk to more virtual reality experts and medical industry partners.
Morgan IAT has proven experience and success in the design and development of medical devices in a variety of industries. FDA approved, it was founded by the inventor of the world-leading Neurotherm device for back pain relief using radiofrequency nerve ablation. A winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (International Trade), the company handles medical and non-medical, low-volume commercial manufacturing of electronics goods. It exports over 90% of products manufactured. http://www.morgan-iat.co.uk