Relationship between structure of finger tissue and location of tactile receptors

Takashi Maeno, Kazumi Kobayashi, Nobutoshi Yamazaki

研究成果: Article査読

37 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

There are several tactile receptors at specific locations in the tissue of human fingers. In this study we calculate in detail the deformation of finger tissue when a finger comes into contact with a rigid plate using a FE (finite element) model in order to clarify the reason for the precise location of the receptors. The FE model is constructed using the measured geometry and properties. As a result, we found that the strain energy is concentrated at tactile receptor locations. When a frictional force is applied, the stress/strain is concentrated near the edge of the contact area. By calculating using models with/without epidermal ridges/papillae, we found that the shape of the epidermal ridges/papillae influences the stress/strain distribution near the tactile receptors.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)881-888
ページ数8
ジャーナルNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
63
607
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1997
外部発表はい

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学
  • 産業および生産工学

フィンガープリント

「Relationship between structure of finger tissue and location of tactile receptors」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル