Touching across the void

Run time: 11:30 – 18:00
During the COVID-19 pandemic many of us missed the touch and embrace of loved ones as we were forced to only communicate via screens. While digital socialising helped us stay connected, it can also leave us feeling drained and disconnected due to the lack of physical touch. 
By exploring the importance of our fingertips in interpreting the world around us, Sara Abad and Helge Wurdenmann from University College London have developed technology that could simulate touch and make this online lethargy a thing of the past. 
Step into the future of communication and experience first-hand this technology, designed to simulate real-world sensations on your forearm. Don't miss this opportunity to explore how technology is bridging the gap between virtual and in-person connections, fostering genuine human interaction in the digital age. 
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14 September 2024 - 11:30
Arthur Edwards Building, UEL Stratford Campus

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