Yongxuan Tan's research while affiliated with Imperial College London and other places

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Medical training simulators can provide a safe and controlled environment for medical students to practice their physical examination skills. An important source of information for physicians is the visual feedback of involuntary pain facial expressions in response to physical palpation on an affected area of a patient. However, most existing robot...
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Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is traditionally designed through anthropometric sizing to enable mass production. However, this can lead to long-standing problems of low-compliance, severe skin trauma, and higher fit test failure rates among certain demographic groups, particularly females and non-white ethnic groups. Additive manufacturing...
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Medical training simulators can provide a safe and controlled environment for medical students to practice their physical examination skills. Visual feedback of involuntary pain expressions in response to physical palpation on an affected area of a patient is an important source of information for physicians. However, most existing robotic medical...
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Though much research demonstrates lack of universality in human emotion expressions, less is known about variability in pain recognition (Williams, 2003). There is also need for increased understanding regarding cultural and perceptual biases that might impact pain perception, which is of huge importance for medical education and treatment. In this...
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Recent technological advances in robotic sensing and actuation methods have prompted development of a range of new medical training simulators with multiple feedback modalities. Learning to interpret facial expressions of a patient during medical examinations or procedures has been one of the key focus areas in medical training. This article review...

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... As an initial test, we synthesized one face identity (a white male) even though the Morphface can render many other face identities of different ethnicities in the face mediated approach. Recent studies 51,52 have reported the variability of interpretation of pain facial expressions. Thus, face identity feature variations (e.g., sex, ethnicity, age) in the MophFace could provide the participant/observer with more information about pain experience and this will be examined in future work. ...
... Alternatively, tactile information can be visualized by directly showing the tactile data as a color-coded matrix on a computer screen [32][33][34] or creating a virtual simulation of the palpated object [35][36][37] . However, even though facial expressions provide effective feedback during palpation 38,39 , no existing teleoperated robotic palpation approaches incorporate facial expression as a feedback modality to control a remote palpation robot. In fact, these studies highlight how important facial expressions are as an information channel in in-person palpation examinations. ...