Spidersense by Victor Mateevitsi is Made Up of Robotic Arms

 - Feb 26, 2013
References: vmateevitsi & dvice
SpiderSense by Victor Mateevitsi, a computer science grad student at University of Illinois in Chicago, is a bodysuit that gives people a semblance of Spider Man's spidey sense--hence the name. This sixth sense, so to speak, gave the comic book superhero the ability to sense things were such as buildings, fists and trees without perceiving them the traditional way.

Made up of seven small robotic arms inside microphone-equipped modules that send and receive ultrasonic reflections of the things around the wearer, SpiderSense by Victor Mateevitsi can do that as well. While Spider Man, a.k.a. Peter Parker, was able to do that with his own innate senses, the ability is mimicked with the robotic arms push parts of the body that are closest to what is being sensed nearby.