• Real Slim
  • kneading bread
  • Fire hose
  • Real Sim
  • person looking through magnifying glass


RealSim was originally conceived as the result of a collaborative project between MIAT and the University of Southampton (UoS) Health Sciences faculty to find a way to replicate the sense of touch to be able to help rehabilitate stroke survivors.The core product offering from MIAT is the patented technology called RealSim™ which has been developed to provide the most realistic sense of touch available in the market. RealSim™ uses a number of actuators to apply pressure, vibration and different temperatures to specific receptors on the hand—in particular the fingertips and palm.

By being able to programme these actuators to deliver variable frequencies, patterns and intensities, RealSim™ is able to go way beyond existing haptic feedback devices to mimic the sense of touch of virtually any object, surface, substance or environment.