Prototype Kinesthetic Illusory Device Using Combination of Active and Passive Motion

  • Hirokazu Minowa
  • Kentaro Baba
  • Masamichi Sakaguchi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 432)


This study investigated a prototype device for inducing kinesthetic illusion. The device is able to convert a low-level movement, for example grasping, into a high level movement in which each finger is experienced as being separately controlled. The key point of the design was to allow a simple action to be experienced as a complex action. The device provides a simple method for inducing kinesthetic illusion.


Kinesthetic illusion Sense of agency Rehabilitation Finger 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16H03210.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirokazu Minowa
    • 1
  • Kentaro Baba
    • 1
  • Masamichi Sakaguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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