Haptic Force Perception in Bimanual Manipulation

  • Jalal Awed
  • Imad H. Elhajj
  • Nadiya Slobodenyuk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7283)

Abstract

Haptic systems are used increasingly in various applications. The effectiveness of such systems depends greatly on the human perceptual characteristics, and the nature of the application being implemented (precision needed, speed and movement type involved, etc.). This study assesses the variations in perceptual limitations of the dominant and non-dominant hand, when engaged in a synchronous movement. Results showed that both hands are less sensitive to force variation when operating together. Statistical analysis showed a high confidence in the significance of the results obtained for the non-dominant hand versus the low confidence for the dominant hand.

Keywords

Dominant Hand Force Direction Haptic Device Force Magnitude Just Noticeable Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jalal Awed
    • 1
  • Imad H. Elhajj
    • 1
  • Nadiya Slobodenyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

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