Can multiple tactile pressure stimulation in gripping position induce virtual force directions?

Lope Ben Porquis, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

Perception of minute force direction through tactile sensations during tool manipulation is an important factor for humans in skill acquisition. Different pressure levels on finger contacts could be responsible factors pertaining to the perception of force direction. In this paper, an experimental study was done to verify if pressure stimulation pattern applied to the thumb and fingers on a gripping position could produce a sense of force direction. Six participants performed a force direction discrimination experiment by holding a grounded pen type interface which induces pressure sensation using air suction technique. Experimental results showed that participants felt three distinct force directions from applied pressure stimulation patterns. It was verified in this experiment that the feasibility of applying different pressure levels at skin contact locations on a pen grip position can produce a sensation of force directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
Subtitle of host publicationSI International 2010 - The 3rd Symposium on System Integration, SII 2010, Proceedings
Pages402-407
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event3rd International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2010 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2010 Dec 212010 Dec 22

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration: SI International 2010 - The 3rd Symposium on System Integration, SII 2010, Proceedings

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2010
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period10/12/2110/12/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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