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Acoustic radiation pressure

Acoustic radiation pressure is a type of haptic feedback mechanism. It is a creation of inaudible sound, usually ultrasound in nature. A speaker system sets up a specific acoustic wave that creates a difference in pressure density at a given location above it. Modulating the sound carefully around the speaker allows shapes to be made in the air, that exert differing amounts of pressure on anything passed through there ? such as body parts. This replicates the feeling of brushing wind, or a ghostly almost-solid object.

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Haptics: Pressure
Haptics is the study of the sense of touch. Touch has many parts, but the most basic, the most fundamental of all, is that of pressure.

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Cranial Pressure Sensor
Pressure build-up inside the cranium, is one of the most dangerous physical conditions to threaten the brain. In some individuals, fluid build-up is so intense that it risks crushing the brain. Until now, the only way to detect it, has been to drill a hole into the skull, and insert a sensor cabled to a diagnostic machine - for weeks at a time.

The Hyper IMS system is a prosthetic implant designed to track and monitor a person's blood pressure in real time. Designed to reduce the need for continual doctor visits, unnecessary drugs and stress, the prosthetic organ is implanted directly into the femoral artery in the groin. There, it monitors blood pressure thirty times a minute.

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Experiments in Low Pressure
A great article for players and developers alike, who are thinking of taking a sabatical, and the courtesy you should show as such, before leaving everyone high, and dry.

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Proof of Concept for “The 3D Printer Problem”
For SIGGRAPH 2013, one joint research team presented a proof of concept method to solve the 3D printer problem - the ability of any 3D printer to theoretically counterfeit any physical object small enough for it to print. They demonstrate a terahertz-radiation 'watermark' that can be 3D printed inside a genuine object, is easy to scan for, and very difficult to duplicate from the scan data.

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Haptics Theories Upturned: Pressure Independent of Velocity
It has been a staple of our understanding of the processes behind human dexterity for decades, that the faster you push at something, the more force you exert. Now, it seems that is not actually accurate.

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Experiments in Low Pressure
Playing a character can sometimes conflict with play styles, and so this article on roleplaying round your play style comes in - don't take on anything you cannot play, and do make plans in-world if you pln to be away for a while.

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Adding Haptics to a Second Skin
Researchers have prototyped an electrotactile second skin to be worn over the first, which adds additional pressure sensation to the user's own sensory capabilities – it makes the natural skin much more sensitive to touch.


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There’s a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, and acoustic cloaking, levitation and particle manipulation. Researchers wit...

Mobile phone radiation being harmful has been a point of debate for some years now.

In the latest study, Dariusz Leszczynski at the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, in Helsinki. Has shown that use of a mobile ...

Microelectronic chips used to take pressure readings are very delicate. A new technology has been developed that makes pressure sensors more robust, enabling them to continue operating normally at temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius....

Normal tissue often gets caught in the crossfire during radiation therapy. Damage is caused by the high-energy beams of radiation used to kill tumor tissue--particularly when the patient's breathing causes the tumor to shift.


Computed tomography --or CT--scans have become a powerful imaging tool for diagnosing disease. Health-care providers performed more than 70 million CT scans in the United States in 2007.

A December 2009 study in the Archives ...