Experiments on two-handed localization of impact vibrations

Daniel Gongora, Hikaru Nagano, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Impact vibration measurements were employed to determine which signal parameters serve as cues to localize impacts on a bar held with both hands. We considered three types of materials: Aluminum, polyoxymethylene (POM) and wood. Impact localization was better when the vibrations obtained from the wood bar were presented to the participants. We observed that to estimate the impact point participants relied primarily on amplitude and duration differences in the vibrations delivered to their hands. When short sine-wave bursts of varying amplitude and duration were used instead of impact vibrations, participants’ capacity to localize the impacts improved. The goal of this submission is to further assess this observation with data obtained from the conference attendees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design
EditorsShoichi Hasegawa, Masashi Konyo, Ki-Uk Kyung, Takuya Nojima, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811041563
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016


  • Bimanual
  • Impact vibrations
  • Localization
  • Perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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