Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems

The Synthesis of Three Dimensional Haptic Textures: Geometry, Control, and Psychophysics

Authors: Campion, Gianni

  • The literature review is a synthetic and complete introduction to haptic textures for the researchers unfamiliar with the field.
  • The mathematical analysis of the texture algorithms guides the design of stable (non vibrating) haptic textures and yields a very practical design tool.
  • It provides analytical tools for understanding the range of textures that a haptic device can  render.
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The sense of touch is fundamental during the interaction between humans and their environment; in virtual reality, objects are created by computer simulations and they can be experienced through haptic devices. In this context haptic textures are fundamental for a realistic haptic perception of virtual objects.

The Synthesis of Three Dimensional Haptic Textures, Geometry, Control, and Psychophysics examines the problem of rendering virtual haptic textures with force feedback devices. The author provides an introduction to the topic of haptic textures that covers the basics of the physiology of the skin, the psychophysics of roughness perception, and the engineering challenges behind haptic textures rendering. The book continues with the presentation of a novel mathematical framework that characterizes haptic devices, texturing algorithms and their ability to generate realistic haptic textures. Finally, two psychophysical experiments link the perception of roughness with the parameters of the haptic rendering algorithms.

This book formalizes the specific artefacts corrupting the rendering of virtual haptic textures and offers a set of simple conditions to guide haptic researchers towards artefact-free textures. The conditions identified are also extremely valuable when designing psychophysical experiments and when analyzing the significance of the data collected.    

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Synthesis of Three Dimensional Haptic Textures: Geometry, Control, and Psychophysics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-576-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-576-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-575-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2654-6
Series ISSN
2192-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 160
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