A modified low-cost haptic interface as a tool for complex tactile stimulation.

@article{Panarese2011AML,
  title={A modified low-cost haptic interface as a tool for complex tactile stimulation.},
  author={Alessandro Panarese and Benoni B. Edin},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={386-90}
}
This study describes the development and evaluation of a platform for the investigation of the human tactile ability. Specifically, it enables precise and reproducible application of time-varying 3D force stimuli to the skin of an immobilized human limb. We proceeded in the following steps: (1) programming a low-cost haptic interface to apply time-varying 3D force stimuli to a fixed rigid target, (2) implementing a combined feed-forward/feedback controller to improve the platform's precision… CONTINUE READING