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Spatial Summation of Electro-Tactile Displays at Subthreshold
Published in Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Volume: 1378 AISC
Pages: 463 - 470
Electrotactile displays provide tactile feedback using electrical currents. However, prolonged usage of them causes skin irritation and burns. This study presents a novel method to use the electrotactile display at a lower threshold by applying two subthreshold electrotactile stimuli placed nearby. This method is tested on fourteen subjects over a frequency range from 20 to 1280 Hz in the tuning curve. Two Psychophysical experiments have been conducted to measure their thresholds for individual stimuli and presented together. In the first experiment, the frequencies of both the stimuli were the same, and it showed 36% to 18% reduction in EPT of the second stimulus when the first stimulus was at 10% to 50% of its threshold. In the second experiment, Meissner and Pacinian were selectively stimulated by applying stimuli at their resonant frequencies (30 and 250 Hz, respectively), results showed slightly more reduction in the case of 250 Hz compared to 30 Hz. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
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JournalData powered by TypesetAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH