SpaceSkin team


An astronaut's ability to leverage the sense of touch is substantially reduced when wearing a protective, pressurized spacesuit. We imagine reinstating the biological skin's sense of touch by mapping inputs on the protective suit's exterior layer to a haptic feedback system on the biological skin. 

This concept is an illustrative application area for the SpaceSkin project, showcasing how aerospace-grade electronic textiles  might improve astronaut situational awareness, as well as strengthen a sense of connection to fellow explorers. 

V1 and V2 are early prototypes.  V2 and V3 formed the basis of a conference publication in IEEE Aerospace 2021.

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V2 Prototype


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V1 EARLY Prototypes: 

Research Topics
#environment #sensors #space