An Analysis of the Influence of a Pseudo-haptic Cue on the Haptic Perception of Weight

  • Karljohan Lundin Palmerius
  • Daniel Johansson
  • Gunnar Höst
  • Konrad Schönborn
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8618)


Haptics provides powerful cues about forces but cannot easily be integrated in all relevant applications, such as education. Pseudo-haptic cues, visual information that simulate haptic sensations, have been raised as an alternative. It is, however, largely unknown how (or even if) pseudo-haptic cues are perceived by the haptic sensory modality. In this paper we present an approach that applies theories on multimodal integration to testing if a pseudo-haptic cue is triggering haptic perception. This approach is subsequently applied in designing an experiment that tests a pseudo-haptic cue based on a visual force-causes-displacement metaphor, similar to a rubber band.


Pseudo-haptics Perception Cross-modal effects Multimodal integration 



This work is supported by the Swedish Research Council (VR) grant 2011–37694-88055-31. We thank Dr. Camilla Forsell for advice on the design of the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karljohan Lundin Palmerius
    • 1
  • Daniel Johansson
    • 1
  • Gunnar Höst
    • 1
  • Konrad Schönborn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science and TechnologyLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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