Perceived softness of composite objects

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Abstract

What is the apparent softness of a grasped object composed of two compliant materials? Experimental data indicates that perceived softness of a composite object depends on how the object is grasped and how it is oriented. If the object is grasped with a precision grip using index and thumb, turning around the object leads to a consistent change in overall perceived softness. Namely, the composite object seems softer when the index is in contact with the more compliant material than when it is in contact with the stiffer material. Importantly, such a difference in perceived softness due to object orientation is not present when the precision grip is obtained by opposing index and middle fingers to the thumb.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014, Versailles, France
PublisherSpringer
Pages126-32
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44196-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44195-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2014
Event9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014 - Versailles, France
Duration: 24 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8618
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityVersailles
Period24/06/1426/06/14

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