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