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On the Ability of Humans to Haptically Identify and Discriminate Real and Simulated Objects

Marcia K. O'Malley, Michael Goldfarb
2005 Presence - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments  
The ability of human subjects to identify and discriminate between different-sized real objects was compared with their ability to identify and discriminate between differentsized simulated objects generated  ...  Interestingly, significant variations in the fidelity of the haptic simulation do not appear to significantly alter the ability of a subject to identify or discriminate between the types of simulated objects  ...  The authors wish to thank all of the perception-test volunteers for their participation.  ... 
doi:10.1162/105474605323384690 fatcat:aqpk4at7xnbabcr25gfhqx4nze

The Effect of Virtual Surface Stiffness on the Haptic Perception of Detail

M.K. O'Malley, M. Goldfarb
2004 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
This brief presents a quantitative study of the effects of virtual surface stiffness in a simulated haptic environment on the haptic perception of detail.  ...  Specifically, the haptic perception of detail is characterized by identification, detection, and discrimination of round and square cross section ridges.  ...  Prior work published by the authors has characterized the effect of maximum force output on the ability of human subjects to perform perceptual tasks in a simulated environment [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2004.828625 fatcat:7lriei4r75h2rlmd3fabtginaq

The effect of force saturation on the haptic perception of detail

M. O'Malley, M. Goldfarb
2002 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Her current research interests include the development of new techniques for the display of augmented feedback in virtual environments, the implementation and study of haptic feedback in simulated and  ...  His current research interests include the design and control of telemanipulator systems, the design of high-energy-density robotic actuators, and the study of haptic interfaces and simulated mechanical  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank all of the perception test volunteers for their contribution as test subjects and objective critics.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2002.802725 fatcat:uqsprxhojneunfmuodmpeg4lya

Haptic SLAM: An Ideal Observer Model for Bayesian Inference of Object Shape and Hand Pose from Contact Dynamics [chapter]

Feryal M. P. Behbahani, Guillem Singla–Buxarrais, A. Aldo Faisal
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This enables the comparison, in real-time, of the shape of an object identified by human subjects with the shape of the same object predicted by our model using motion capture data.  ...  Dynamic tactile exploration enables humans to seamlessly estimate the shape of objects and distinguish them from one another in the complete absence of visual information.  ...  We report here as accuracy the ability to identify the correct object out of the four presented objects.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-42321-0_14 fatcat:kdttbxofojb4pptkmzilqyuuea

A Stiffness Discrimination Experiment Including Analysis of Palpation Forces and Velocities

Ernur Karadogan, Robert L. Williams, John N. Howell, Robert R. Conatser
2010 Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare  
In this article, we studied the effect of surface stiffness on the stiffness discrimination task and analyzed the palpation force and speed during haptic exploration.  ...  The incorporation of haptics, the sense of touch, into medical simulations increases their capabilities by enabling the users to "feel" the virtual environment.  ...  They also thank Joseph Samosky, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, for his suggestions and comments, which enhanced the quality of this paper during the review process.  ... 
doi:10.1097/sih.0b013e3181e9e783 pmid:21330810 fatcat:hydymt36xnanzhadt32nkqxizu

Perception of Curvature and Object Motion via Contact Location Feedback [chapter]

William R. Provancher, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Günter Niemeyer, Mark R. Cutkosky
2005 Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
Results show similar levels of discrimination in real and virtual interactions, indicating the device can effectively portray contact information.  ...  First, human subjects judged object curvature though direct manipulation of physical models and virtual manipulation with the device.  ...  Special thanks to Susan Lederman for providing guidance in setting up the psychophysical experiments and to Mandayam Srinivasan for help in reviewing preliminary results.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11008941_49 fatcat:5exfbvlipnhgteoyghzhsthp34


Gi-Hun Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
Temperature and thermophysical property of object can be displayed by the thermal display device that is composed of a thin film resistance temperature detector(RTD), a Peltier thermoelectric heat pump  ...  To investigate thermo-tactile interaction, an experiment asking perceived magnitude of vibrotactile stimulus according to different temperature condition was conducted.  ...  The results from the present experiment indicate that the thermal display part can be used to present cues that enable subjects to identify the material composition of the object being simulated, and that  ... 
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.02490 fatcat:j7dhlda4djcz5ffbsfpirlba5q

HARVEST: High-Resolution Haptic Vest and Fingertip Sensing Glove That Transfers Tactile Sensation of Fingers to the Back

Taha Moriyama, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
2021 Applied Sciences  
The haptic vest contains 80 voice-coil type vibrators which are located at each of the two discrimination thresholds on the back and can be driven independently.  ...  However, wearing gloves on the fingers drastically reduces the tactile information available to the fingertips, such as the texture and shape of the object, and makes it difficult to perform dexterous  ...  We aim to extend the human ability by reconstructing the tactile ability of the hands on the back.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11031298 fatcat:w4przw7bmvgtzkv6uxqu6ackzi

Haptic stiffness identification by veterinarians and novices: A comparison

Neil Forrest, Sarah Baillie, Hong Z. Tan
2009 World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems  
The present study compares the ability of practicing veterinarians and veterinary students to identify stiffness values.  ...  However, neither group was able to reliably identify more than 2 levels of stiffness, indicating that the success of veterinarians in clinical practice probably relies on additional properties such as  ...  N.F. was partially supported by a Student Exchange Fellowship from the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (2007).  ... 
doi:10.1109/whc.2009.4810800 dblp:conf/haptics/ForrestBT09 fatcat:asnj2zezsjdzragsdiu6skc3lu

Real-Time Area-Based Haptic Rendering for a Palpation Simulator [chapter]

Ki-Uk Kyung, Jinah Park, Dong-Soo Kwon, Sang-Youn Kim
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper suggests a real-time area-based haptic rendering model to describe distributed pressure and contact force simultaneously and present a haptic interface system to generate surface property in  ...  We represent the haptic model using the shape-retaining chain link (or S-Chain) framework for a fast and stable computation of the contact force and distributed pressure from a volumetric virtual object  ...  However, with these methods, it is difficult to simulate the haptic behavior of a high resolution volumetric object consisting of hundreds of thousands volume elements in real-time.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11790273_15 fatcat:2euubtnxobbslpc73ajp5drgba

Prevailing Trends in Haptic Feedback Simulation for Minimally Invasive Surgery

David Pinzon, Simon Byrns, Bin Zheng
2016 Surgical Innovation  
New technology has improved our ability to capture, playback and enhance to utility of haptic cues in simulated surgery.  ...  Three major areas of research were identified, including advancements in 1 of the 4 components of haptic systems, evaluating the effectiveness of haptic integration in simulators, and improvements to haptic  ...  to the human hand based on their hardness.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1553350616628680 pmid:26839212 fatcat:suffldmfibax5fz7j2cikir5k4

Haptic Interfaces for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Benjamin Vercellone, John Shelestak, Yaser Dhaher, Robert Clements
2018 G|A|M|E The Italian Journal of Game Studies  
Vision enables a person to simultaneously perceive all parts of an object in its totality, relationships to other objects for scene navigation, identification and planning.  ...  Here we present the rationale and benefits for using this type of multimodal interaction for individuals with visual impairments as well as the current state of the art in haptic interfaces for gaming,  ...  It is known that our ability to discriminate between two points varies over position on the skin (Purves, 2001) as such placement of haptic actuators is of great importance.  ... 
doaj:cc3d34cf8c0540a78a8c27ec681fc134 fatcat:zushnpfcnffrvajqvouygaeu2a

Material recognition based on thermal cues: Mechanisms and applications

Hsin-Ni Ho
2017 Temperature  
This includes haptic interfaces that seek to reproduce the sensations associated with contact in virtual environments and tactile sensors aim for automatic material recognition.  ...  The review concludes by considering the contributions of this line of research in both science and engineering.  ...  This ability is related to human thermal sensibility and depends on the physical characteristics of the object in contact.  ... 
doi:10.1080/23328940.2017.1372042 pmid:29687043 pmcid:PMC5902225 fatcat:2gnxxc343vebzknniyimkidwyu

Contact Location Display for Haptic Perception of Curvature and Object Motion

William R. Provancher, Mark R. Cutkosky, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Günter Niemeyer
2005 The international journal of robotics research  
Results show similar levels of discrimination in real and virtual interactions, indicating the device can effectively portray contact information.  ...  First, human subjects judged object curvature using both direct manipulation of physical models and virtual manipulation via the device.  ...  Special thanks to Susan Lederman for providing guidance in setting up the psychophysical experiments and to Mandayam Srinivasan for help in reviewing preliminary results.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0278364905057121 fatcat:cma3to7qfba2hkq7nnqqtqlofq

Generic and systematic evaluation of haptic interfaces based on testbeds

Evren Samur, Fei Wang, Ulrich Spaelter, Hannes Bleuler
2007 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
The purpose of evaluation procedures is to achieve both qualitative and quantitative statements on haptic rendering realism and performance.  ...  We integrated the approaches of human factor studies into the testbeds to obtain a simple and yet complete measure of human-machine interaction performance.  ...  The authors would like to thank Lindo Duratti, Dr. Thomas Moix and Dr. Roger Gassert for their technical support and valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2007.4399522 dblp:conf/iros/SamurWSB07 fatcat:2ncifsqojrcv3mdzz76d32yjyi
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