December 25, 2013

Japanese researcher builds device that ‘transmits’ force digitally

It can actually be said of Kouhei Ohnishi, a system design engineering professor at Keio University, that “the force is with him” – having made public his invention, a system that would allow physical force to be transmitted wirelessly between two devices. Such a system could be a boon to workers in unsafe environments – where a worker could do physical work without having to be physically onsite – or physical therapists to still treat patients without being physically with them.