Effect of skin hydration on the dynamics of fingertip gripping contact

  title={Effect of skin hydration on the dynamics of fingertip gripping contact},
  author={Thibaut Andr{\'e} and Vincent L{\'e}vesque and Vincent Hayward and Philippe Lef{\`e}vre and Jean-Louis Thonnard},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
  pages={1574 - 1583}
The dynamics of fingertip contact manifest themselves in the complex skin movements observed during the transition from a stuck state to a fully developed slip. While investigating this transition, we found that it depended on skin hydration. To quantify this dependency, we asked subjects to slide their index fingertip on a glass surface while keeping the normal component of the interaction force constant with the help of visual feedback. Skin deformation inside the contact region was imaged… 

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