Textile Fabrics’ Texture: From Multi-level Feature Extraction to Tactile Simulation

  • Wael Ben Messaoud
  • Marie-Ange Bueno
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9775)


In this study, the focus is put on the simulation of texture using a tactile feedback device based on ultrasonic vibrations. The textile fabrics are investigated as complex surfaces for simulation. The proposed multi-level feature extraction of the textile fabrics is based on the friction profile measured using a tribometer. Two types of sliders are used here: the first slider is an aluminum fine rigid tool to characterize the fine details of the surfaces while the second is a real finger operated to characterize the envelope of the signal. By that way, the input signals for the tactile stimulator perform the levels of characteristics. Finally, a psychophysical experiment is carried out to validate the capability to find a level of the texture amplitude which can simulate well the real fabrics textures.


Textile fabrics Tactile stimulation Ultrasonic vibrations Friction modulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wael Ben Messaoud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marie-Ange Bueno
    • 2
  • Betty Lemaire-Semail
    • 1
  1. 1.Univ. Lille, Centrale Lille, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, HEI, EA 2697 - L2EP – Laboratoire d’Electrotechnique et d’Electronique de PuissanceLilleFrance
  2. 2.Univ. Haute Alsace, LPMT – Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textiles, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Sud AlsaceMulhouse CedexFrance

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