Recent Submissions

  • Haptic Identification of Raised-Line Drawings by Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: An Age-Related Skill (Short Paper) 

    Picard, Delphine; Albaret, Jean-Michel; Mazella, Anais (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2013-07-24)
    Past research involving adult participants has consistently shown that the identification of raised- line drawings through haptics was challenging. In the present study, we used a developmental approach to assess whether ...
  • Haptic Warning Signals at the Steering Wheel: A Literature Survey Regarding Lane Departure Warning Systems (Short Paper) 

    Beruscha, F.; Augsburg, K; Manstetten, D. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2011-05-13)
    Using the haptic modality to transfer information to the driver is recognized as a promising possibility in many in-vehicle applications. In the field of lane departure warning systems, several haptic warning signals were ...
  • Design and Performance of a Prototype Tactile Shape Display for Minimally Invasive Surgery 

    Ottermo, Maria V.; Stavdahl, Oyvind; Johansen, Tor A. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2008-12-17)
    The design of a tactile shape display intended for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is presented. It consists of 32 micro brushless motors arranged in a 4-by-8 configuration, and the total size is 27 mm x 20 mm × 18 mm. ...
  • The Common Patterns of Blood Perfusion in the Fingernail Bed Subject to Fingertip Touch Force and Finger Posture 

    Mascaro, S.; Asada, H.H. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2006-07-21)
    When the human fingertip is pressed against a surface or bent, the hemodynamic state of the fingertip is altered in a way that is common to all people. Normal force, shear force, and finger extension/flexion all result in ...
  • Haptic Exploration and the Perception of Texture Orientations 

    Hughes, B. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2006-04-21)
    The perceptual sensitivity of touch to orientation differences in adjacent segments of textures with different configurations was measured in two experiments. We found that sensitivity to the orientation difference was not ...
  • Force-Direction Discrimination is Not Influenced by Reference Force Direction (Short Paper) 

    Tan, H.Z.; Barbagli, F.; Salisbury, J.K.; Ho, C.; Spence, C. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2006-02-03)
    The authors report an experiment in which twenty-five participants discriminated force vectors presented along five directions (up, left, right, diagonally up left, diagonally up right). The force vectors were presented ...
  • Depth Discrimination with 2d Haptics During Static Viewing of 3d Angiograms 

    Yi, D.; Hayward, V. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2006-01-31)
    We describe a force feedback scheme that is able to provide for haptic depth perception for use during the static 2d viewing of 3d angiograms. The scheme returns 2d horizontal forces that bear some analogy with forces that ...
  • Voxel-Based 6-DOF Haptic Rendering Improvements 

    McNeely, W.A.; Puterbaugh, K.D.; Troy, J.J. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2006-01-19)
    An approach is presented for realizing an order-of-magnitude improvement in spatial accuracy for voxel-based 6-DOF haptics. It trades constant-time performance for greater spatial accuracy. This helps to make 6-DOF haptics ...
  • A Comparison of Learning with Haptic and Visual Modalities 

    Jones, M.G.; Bokinsky, A.; Tretter, T.; Negishi, A. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2005-05-03)
    The impact of haptic feedback on the perception of unknown objects (10 without texture, 10 with texture, and 2 complex shapes) was examined. Using a point probe (a PHANTOM), three treatment groups of students (visual, ...
  • Haptic Simulation of Linear Elastic Media with Fluid Inclusions 

    Gosline, A.H.; Salcudean, S.E.; Yan, J. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2005-03-30)
    We present a fast technique for simulating fluid-filled elastic objects with the Finite Element Method. By simulating the presence of fluid with hydrostatic fluid pressure, a quasi-static simulation of fluid can be achieved ...
  • Design and Performance of a Tactile Shape Display Using RC Servomotors (Short Paper) 

    Wagner, C.R.; Lederman, S.J.; Howe, R.D. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2004-08-06)
    Tactile displays are used to convey small-scale force and shape information to the fingertip. We describe a 6x6 tactile shape display design that is low in cost and easily constructed. It uses commercially available RC ...
  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Haptic Playback System 

    Williams, Robert L.; Srivastava, Mayank; Conaster, Robert; Howell, John N. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2004-05-03)
    This article presents implementation and evaluation of a haptic playback system using the PHANToM haptic inerface, in the context of our Virtual Haptic Back Project at Ohio University. Playback has the potential to improve ...
  • Kane's Equations for Haptic Display of Multibody Systems 

    Gillespie, R. Brent (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2003-08-18)
    The design of a general-purpose multibody simulator that runs in real-time and features haptic display is presented. The repertoire of this simulator includes systems subject to holonomic con-straints, nonholonomic ...
  • A Haptic Back Display for Attentional and Directional Cueing 

    Tan, Hong; Gray, Robert; Young, J. Jay; Taylor, Ryan (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2003-06-11)
    We have been developing a haptic back display using a 3-by-3 tactor array. This paper reports two studies that investigated the use of such a display for delivering attention- and direction-related information to its user. ...
  • Haptic Rendering of Cutting: A Fracture Mechanics Approach 

    Mahvash, Mohsen; Hayward, Vincent (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2001-11-20)
    Cutting a deformable body may be viewed as an interchange between three forms of energy: the elastic energy stored in the deformed body, the work done by a sharp tool as it moves against it, and the irreversible work spent ...
  • Virtual Training for a Manual Assembly Task 

    Adams, R.J.; Klowden, D.; Hannaford, Blake (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2001-10-17)
    This paper describes an experiment, conducted to investigate the benfits of force feedback for virtual reality training of a real task. Three groups of subjects received different levels of training before completing a ...
  • A Unified Treatment of Elastostatic Contact Simulation for Real Time Haptics 

    James, Doug; Pai, Dinesh (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2001-09-27)
    We describe real-time, physically-based simulation algorithms for haptic interaction with elastic objects. Simulation of contact with elastic objects has been a challenge, due to the complexity of physically accurate ...
  • Judging the Orientation of Sinusoidal and Square-Wave Virtual Gratings Presented via 2-DOF and 3-DOF Haptic Interfaces 

    Weisenberger, J.M; Krier, M.J.; Rinker, A. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2000-03-28)
    The ability of observers to resolve the orientation of virtual gratings presented on two different haptic interfaces was investigated. Gratings were presented either with the 2-degree-of-freedom Immersion IE2000, or with ...
  • Human Psychophysics for Teletaction System Design 

    Moy, G.I.; Singh, U.; Tan, E.; Fearing, R.S. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2000-02-18)
    In this paper, we quantify several perceptual capabilities of the human tactile system needed for teletaction. We develop a model of a teletaction system based on predicted subsurface strain. Psychophysics experiments ...
  • Closed-Loop Force Control for Haptic Simulation of Virtual Environments 

    Carignan, C.R.; Cleary, K.R. (Haptics-e, The electronic journal of haptics research, 2000-02-23)
    This paper investigates the use of force control for improving haptic force feedback used in virtual reality simulations. Advances in control system design will help increase the fidelity of the haptic feedback thus giving ...

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