Influence of object material properties and geometry on skin temperature responses during contact

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Abstract

When the hand makes contact with an object, the changes in skin temperature provide information about not only the object’s material composition but also its geometry. Consider, for example, the temperature difference felt when touching an aluminum block and a piece of aluminum foil. To study the thermal cues associated with material properties and object thickness, we measured the changes in skin temperature elicited when touching objects with varying material properties and geometries, and compared them to the theoretical predictions obtained from two thermal models, of which one assumes the object having an infinite thickness and the other takes into consideration the actual object thickness. The comparison results indicate that the former model is effective in capturing the rapid temperature changes at the moment of contact and the latter model is better at predicting the total change in skin temperature at the end of contact. These findings provide a knowledge basis for the development of thermal displays for material simulation and automatic object identification systems that identify an object’s material composition and thickness based on thermal feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Devices, Control, and Applications - 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016, Proceedings
EditorsHiroyuki Kajimoto, Fernando Bello, Yon Visell
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages281-290
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319423203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 4 2016Jul 7 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9774
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/4/167/7/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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