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Robot Mask / Kenji Suzuki, Dushyantha Jayatilake (JP) | by Ars Electronica
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Robot Mask / Kenji Suzuki, Dushyantha Jayatilake (JP)

This wearable robot is originally designed to support the rehabilitation of a hemifacial paralyzed patient, whose voluntary muscle activities of the face degrades or disappear due to various medical conditions. Based on a special smile detection algorithm of facial electromyography signals from the non-affected side of the face, a bio-robotic control is carried out to assist facial expressiveness on the affected side through external manipulations of the facial skin.

 

credit: Kenji Suzuki

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Taken on July 4, 2014