(Ben Coxworth/ New Atlas) — When someone has a problematic skin condition, the affected skin is typically either stiffer or softer than normal. A new sensor has been shown to detect such differences, potentially allowing doctors to diagnose problems more quickly and easily.
The electromechanical device was designed via a collaboration between scientists at City University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University in Illinois. It’s actually adapted from a tool that was previously developed at the latter institution, for providing haptic feedback to users of virtual reality systems. (…)