2013- ... SoHappy: Remote Echography Pneumatic Haptic Interface

In 2013, with the help of the PRISME institute, we obtained a grant from CNRS INSIS to design and prototype an haptic interface looking as a traditionnal ultra-sound probe in order to remotely control the remote Echography Robot developed during the PROSIT project. The originality of this system is to use a pneumatic actuator to render the haptic feedback from the real robot applying a real US probe on a patient's skin.
This project has led to several prototypes and is still running today.
6 researchers have worked on this project since the beginning, 1 student applied for a master of research and one student followed an engineer internship on this topic in 2016 (see F. Gatwaza 2016).