Human Spatial Resolution of Phantom Omni

Abstract

This project investigates the potential of varying haptic shape resolution using linear splines approximation of high order polynomial curves in the x-z plane to measure spatial resolution of Phantom Omni users. Therefore, optimization of smooth curve approximation can be performed to minimize computational requirements. Generation and rendering of the trajectory, and methodology followed during the test experimentation phase are described in this paper. A total of 16 subjects participated in experimental phase of the study. After a smooth curve was displayed, subjects were asked to indicate whether the subsequent random rendered path trajectories were the same smooth curve or a linear spline approximation of it. The collected data for each subject include their binary choice whether the rendered trajectory was a linear spline approximation or not, time spent interacting with each rendered curve, age, sex and preferred hand. Statistical analysis including multivariable analysis of variance test (ANOVA) of the data was performed using MATLAB. Accordingly, the results demonstrate that users start to perceive a smooth curve when a linear approximation of 24 splines is rendered in the Phantom Omni.

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@inproceedings{Chimento2011HumanSR, title={Human Spatial Resolution of Phantom Omni}, author={Jairo R. Chimento and Eric Miguel Tridas}, year={2011} }