Human-machine interfaces

Our research is focused on addressing challenges in human-machine interfaces through the development of novel electronic, photonic and networking solutions. We address issues of time-critical and ultra-reliability needed for future applications and develop electronic and photonic sensor interfaces to human physiology. We seek to offer effective solutions to future augmented interfaces as well as biomedical instrumentation.

Capabilities

  • Portable vision and navigational aids for the vision-impaired
  • Smart wearable systems with wireless charging for workplace health monitoring
  • Flexible electronics for on-body biomedical sensing
  • Portable medical devices for remote health care
  • Novel point-of-care sensors

Research projects

Biomedical devices

We are building next generation implant devices and sensors to assist patients with neurological, psychiatric and neuro oncological conditions. We focus on printable, bioresolvable and biocompatible devices and electronics.

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Human-to-Machine (H2M) communications

Human-to-machine (H2M) communications is central to the emerging Tactile Internet paradigm, empowering humans to interact with remote environments through “feeling” and “controlling” real and virtual machines and robots. Research focus is on enabling technologies and communication network that low-latency and highly-reliable H2M communications through investigating haptic traffic of differing dynamicity, AI-embedded cloudlets for remote environment emulation, and resilient network architectures with fast-responding fault detection times.

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