Frequency-specific masking effect by vibrotactile stimulation to the forearm

Yoshihiro Tanaka, Shota Matsuoka, Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest, Astrid M L Kappers, Kouta Minamizawa, Akihito Sano

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates frequency-specific masking of tactile sensations on the index finger by remote vibrotactile stimulation. A vibration of 50 Hz was presented to the index finger. In three experimental conditions, the detection threshold for this vibration was determined with a masking vibration presented to the forearm of 50Hz (the same frequency), of 200 Hz (a different frequency), or no masking vibration. The detection threshold for the 50 Hz stimulus on the fingertip increased significantly when a masking vibration of the same frequency was used, but not with a different frequency. This frequency-specific effect has applications in the modulation of tactile textures, for example in augmented reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications - 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages156-164
Number of pages9
Volume9775
ISBN (Print)9783319423234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jul 42016 Jul 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9775
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, EuroHaptics 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period16/7/416/7/7

Keywords

  • Forearm
  • Frequency-specific
  • Masking effect
  • Vibrotactile stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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