Allan Barrea, Benoit P. Delhaye, Philippe Lefèvre and Jean-Louis Thonnard were awarded the best work-in-progress paper award at the IEEE World Haptics Conference held on June 6-9, 2017 in Munich, Germany for their work entitled " Finger pad mechanics during dexterous object manipulation". They presented a novel experimental device equipped with fingertip force sensing and finger pad imaging capabilities to study the effect of fingertip contact dynamics on object manipulation.
A. Barrea is with the Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS) and with the ICTEAM Institute of UCL. B.P. Delhaye did his PhD at UCL, also at IoNS and ICTEAM, and is now a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, Illinois. P. Lefèvre is with IoNS and ICTEAM at UCL and J.-L. Thonnard is with IoNS and Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, UCL.