What appeals to human touch? Effects of tactual factors and predictability of textures on affinity to textures

Hikaru Nagano, Shogo Okamoto, Yoji Yamada

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Abstract

For reasons that have not yet been investigated, some textures appeal to human touch. We investigate the relationships between the physical and sensory factors, the predictability of textures, and their appeal to human touch. We conduct sensory evaluation of 24 artificial clay textures, and the results are analyzed using factor analysis. Experimental results identify five sensory factors. We reveal that 70-80% of the textures' appeal to human touch can be described on the basis of the sensory and physical factors. We propose two models involving the predictability of textures. These models, as well as models based on the sensory and physical factors, explain the affinity to textures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011
Pages203-208
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2011 Jun 222011 Jun 24

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11/6/2211/6/24

Keywords

  • sensory evaluation
  • textural dimension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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