Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems

Reproduction of Tactual Textures

Transducers, Mechanics and Signal Encoding

Authors: Wiertlewski, Michaël

  • Introduces a comprehensive review of the sense of touch from the psychophysical, biomechanical and technological viewpoints
  • Provides a framework for sensing the fingertip interaction and rendering realistic tactual textures
  • Presents guidelines for mechatronics design and the control of high-fidelity vibrotactile devices, and their psychophysical evaluation
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Texture accounts for an important part of the realism of simulated experiences, and it is most certainly true during tactile interaction. We usually experience roughness by running our fingers onto the explored surface. The perception of this fine texture is mediated by the vibrations generated by the encounters of the skin and the asperities of the surfaces.

Reproduction of Tactual Textures presents factors that contribute to the mechanics of the interaction between a bare finger and a surface with a view to their artificial reproduction. It discusses the recording and reproduction of tactual textures, and analyses a case study of the development of a device able to record the vibratory signal from a fingertip sliding over a textured surface. The same device is then used in a reverse way to render those previously measured signals to the user’s fingertip. These developments open new questions about the biomechanical properties of the skin and their relation to perception. The second half of Reproduction of Tactual Textures focuses on the implication of the dynamic parameters of the skin onto rendering performance, and it concludes with a study on the important features that are present in the vibratory signal and their relation to texture perception.

This state-of-the-art volume highlights the importance of the mechanics and biomechanics during the haptic exploration of surfaces and their possible contribution to perception. Collectively, the findings reported are pertinent to many applications, including robotic perception and the design of effective virtual reality systems.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wiertlewski, Michaël

    Pages 1-4

  • Literature Review

    Wiertlewski, Michaël

    Pages 5-43

  • Causality Inversion in the Reproduction of Roughness

    Wiertlewski, Michaël

    Pages 45-53

  • The Spatial Spectrum of Tangential Skin Displacement

    Wiertlewski, Michaël

    Pages 55-80

  • Transducer for Mechanical Impedance Testing over a Wide Frequency Range

    Wiertlewski, Michaël

    Pages 81-93

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6242-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reproduction of Tactual Textures
Book Subtitle
Transducers, Mechanics and Signal Encoding
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4841-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4841-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4840-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6242-1
Series ISSN
2192-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 133
Topics