UltraSendo

Simulating and compensating changes in appearance between day and night vision

UltraSendo is a new tactile system designed to utilise focussed airborne ultrasound to mimic a pulsation effect such as that of a human arterial pulse or thrill. In this project, we used focussed airbourne ultrasound to create a novel haptics component, which can later be integrated into a variety of medical procedure training simulators. You can see a video demonstration of the tool below (with some very progressive music, so lower your speaker volume…)

For more info on the project contact Prof Nigel John, here.

  1. G. M. Y. Hung, N. W. John, C. Hancock, and T. Hoshi, “Using and Validating Airborne Ultrasound as a Tactile Interface within Medical Training Simulators,” in Biomedical Simulation: 6th International Symposium, ISBMS 2014, Strasbourg, France, October 16-17, 2014. Proceedings, F. Bello and S. Cotin, Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 30–39. [bib]
  2. G. M. Y. Hung, N. W. John, C. Hancock, D. A. Gould, and T. Hoshi, “UltraPulse - simulating a human arterial pulse with focussed airborne ultrasound,” in 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2013, pp. 2511–2514. [bib]