Mechanical behavior of the fingertip in the range of frequencies and displacements relevant to touch.

  title={Mechanical behavior of the fingertip in the range of frequencies and displacements relevant to touch.},
  author={Michael Wiertlewski and Vincent Hayward},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={45 11},
It was previously suggested that the mechanical properties of the fingertip could be characterized by elasticity from dc to about 100Hz and by viscosity above this frequency. Using a specifically designed high mobility probe, we accurately measured the impedance of the fingertips of seven participants under a variety of conditions relevant to purposeful touch. Direct measurements vindicated previous indirect observations. We also characterized the dependency of the fingertip impedance upon… CONTINUE READING
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