Psychophysics Experiment to Check the Temperature Impacts Over Human Fingertips for the Application of Textural Applications in Haptics Technology

Ravikanth, Dadi and Hariharan, P (2021) Psychophysics Experiment to Check the Temperature Impacts Over Human Fingertips for the Application of Textural Applications in Haptics Technology. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. ISSN 1319-8025

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Abstract

Psychophysical methods in haptic technology help in comparative study and eventually be a data set to achieve realism over skin sensation. Textural based haptic applications are widely developed using tactile displays over human fingertips. The tactile displays work on open-loop admittance feedback system and are controlled with flexible parameters by ignoring the impact of noise or disturbance variables. Human skin undergoes various noise factors like temperature, humidity, sweat, and influence of alternative senses. This paper presents the newly adopted method of psychophysics to study the influence of environmental conditions over perceiving textural surfaces. The paper adopts the detection mode of psychophysics which uses perception time as an output parameter for understanding perception memory of the human skin. We have recorded the period of the perception in three environmental conditions over human subjects under a single blindfold method to study the behaviour of human skin at fingertips. The perception time of stimulus is analysed with arithmetic average roughness value (Ra) to understand the tolerance factor required during tactile based textural applications. The proposed method is simple to structure and improves in creating the dataset required to consider the noise factor for an open-loop admission feedback system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychophysics · Textural applications · Haptics technology Perception
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 09:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 09:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157517

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