The e-Novia model and Weart at Smau London

The e-Novia model and Weart at Smau London

The e-Novia model and Weart at Smau London

The e-Novia model and Weart at Smau London

The e-Novia model and Weart at Smau London

A ring that transmits the sense of touch from one person to another, even over long distances; or recreates the sensations associated with films, music, videogames or augmented virtual reality. Its name is Weart – Wearable Robotics Technology. It is wearable, indeed, and will accompany the enterprises factory e-Novia to Smau – Italy RestartsUp in London. This event is a meet up of innovation made in Italy and its British counterpart, taking place from the 10th to the 12th of April in London. Weart allows to perceive pressure, vibration and temperature, which combined simulate the sensation of touch. The technology was created at the SIRSLab (Siena Robotics and Systems Lab), a laboratory of the University of Siena specialised in robotics and technologies connected to handling and tactile sensation. It has been developed in partnership with e-Novia through the company of the same name. Among its founders you find the names of Guido Gioioso, Giovanni Spagnoletti and professor Domenico Pratichizzo.

«Being part of Smau London with some of the most significant innovators of Italy makes us very proud,» comments Vincenzo Russi, CEO of e-Novia. «We had big success with Weart at the Ces in Las Vegas. The idea arose at the University of Siena and was put to practise in our factory. Within a short space of time, the enterprise has become one of the big players on the Italian hi-tech market, however, leaving its footprints also internationally. Our and the other solutions involved here in London prove, that by leveraging Italy’s distinctive, academic and industrial capacity, the country can compete globally in terms of high-technology production.»