Print Email Facebook Twitter Vibrotactile spatial acuity on the torso: Effects of location and timingparameters Title Vibrotactile spatial acuity on the torso: Effects of location and timingparameters Author van Erp, J.B.F. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2005 Abstract The processing of spatio-temporal vibrotactile patterns by the torso was examined in two experiments. The first investigated the spatial acuity as function of location on the torso. A uniform acuity between 2 and 3 cm was found, except on the body midline where acuity was about 1 cm. This favorable effect was hypothesized to be caused by specific processing characteristics of the central nervous system. The second experiment focussed on the effect of timing parameters in a localization task. The results indicated that localization performance was closely related to both temporal ordering and apparent motion. The results can be used to optimize torso display design and the patterns presented on those displays. Also, they demonstrate that even the most advanced displays have not reached the borders of the processing capacities of the torso. Subject PerceptionTactile displaysRemote controlVirtual realityApparent motionCentral nervous systemsDisplay designsLocalization performanceProcessing capacitiesSpatio temporalTiming parametersVibro-tactile patternsHaptic interfaces To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5d385d26-2881-4094-9950-47e18d78b945 DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/whc.2005.144 TNO identifier 15860 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 0769523102 Source 1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems - World Haptics Conference, WHC 2005; Pisa; Italy; 18 March 2005 through 20 March 2005, 80-85 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.