Vibrotactile system for the replication of textures

Mauricio Santís, D. Jaramillo, V. Z. Pérez

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This article explores a tactile interface prototype made to recreate simulated textures using tactile sensations. The device works with vibration patterns found in a small area of the hand. It was tested on 30 people who evaluated the difference between 3 artificial surfaces presented to them and found similarities with known textures. Using a grading system of 1 to 10, considering 5 as the mean value, the difference between texture 1 and 2 and between 2 and 3 was valued at an average of 7, with a p-value < 0.01. An average of 9 was given to the difference between texture 1 and 3 with a p-value < 0.01. The above results indicates that the three textures were distinguishable from each other. Additionally, the majority of the participants interpreted the first texture as a corrugated or gravel surface (70%), the second texture as a wavy texture similar to uneven paving (64%), and the third texture was interpreted as a smooth surface like that of fabric or a very fine granite (60%). A development of this type has multiple applications of different areas of Bioengineering since it increases the effect of immersion in a virtual environment of simulation and it can be linked to kinesthetic interfaces to compliment the force feedback with the effect of superficial texture in the interaction with a virtual object.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016
EditoresJohn Bustamante, Daniel A. Sierra, Isnardo Torres
EditorialSpringer Verlag
Número de páginas4
ISBN (versión impresa)9789811040856
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Publicado de forma externa
Evento7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016 - Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Duración: 26 oct. 201628 oct. 2016

Serie de la publicación

NombreIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (versión impresa)1680-0737


Conferencia7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016
CiudadBucaramanga, Santander

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