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Six DOF Tactile Stimulator for Psychophysical Investigations

F. Reynier, X. Chen, V. Hayward We have constructed a 6 axis tendon-driven high-fidelity tactile stimulator for use as a reference (with isotropic dynamic response) to evaluate human acuity to various motion stimuli in terms of wave form, amplitude and direction. Some results have been obtained in terms of the human ability to distinguish and determine the nature of small amplitude motions sensed through the finger tips.

Thierry Baron
Mon Apr 7 12:54:24 EDT 1997