The haptic profile: Capturing the feel of switches

David W. Weir, Michael Peshkin, J. Edward Colgate, Pietro Buttolo, James Rankin, Matthew Johnston

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Abstract

The "feel" of a switch depends not only on the dynamics of the switch itself, but also on the motion and dynamics of the human hand that actuates it. We have measured dynamic quantities during human actuation of a switch. We present a graphical representation technique called the "haptic profile" which emphasizes aspects of the feel of a switch as it is actuated, while minimizing the variability due to human actuation. When designing new switches, it is important to have the ability to specify, measure, and then verify the haptic properties of a switch. In order to do so, quantitative measures are required; qualitative descriptors of the haptic experience are insufficient. In this paper, we discuss the motivation and an apparatus for collecting the necessary haptic data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2004
Pages186-193
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2004
EventProceedings - 12th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2004Mar 28 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS

Other

OtherProceedings - 12th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2004
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/27/043/28/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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