Quantifying the value of visual and haptic position feedback during force-based motion control

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker*, Netta Gurari, Allison M. Okamura

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Abstract

Controlling the motion of a prosthetic upper limb without visual feedback is extremely difficult because the wearer does not know the prosthesis' configuration. This paper describes an experiment designed to determine the relative importance of visual and haptic position feedback during targeted force-based motion by non-amputee human subjects as an analogy to prosthetic use. Subjects control the angle of a virtual proxy through an admittance relationship by generating torque at the MCP joint of the right index finger. During successive repetitions of a target acquisition task, the proxy's state is selectively conveyed to the user through graphical display, finger motion, and tactile stimulation. Performance metrics for each feedback condition will provide insights on the role of haptic position feedback and may help guide the development of future upper-limb prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007
Pages561-562
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2007
Event2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Mar 22 2007Mar 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007

Other

Other2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period3/22/073/24/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Signal Processing

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    Kuchenbecker, K. J., Gurari, N., & Okamura, A. M. (2007). Quantifying the value of visual and haptic position feedback during force-based motion control. In Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007 (pp. 561-562). [4145237] (Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2007.93