Investigating Electrotactile Feedback on The Hand

Alotaibi, Y. M. M. , Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2020) Investigating Electrotactile Feedback on The Hand. In: 2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), Washington, DC, USA, 28-31 March 2020, pp. 637-642. ISBN 9781728102344

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Abstract

Electrotactile feedback can be used as a novel method to evoke different sensations on the skin. However, there is a lack of research exploring electrotactile feedback on the palm. This paper presents two experiments that in- vestigate the effects of manipulating pulse width, amplitude and frequency of electrical stimulation on perceived sensations (urgency, annoyance, valence and arousal) on the palm. In the first study, we manipulated pulse width and frequency. The results showed that both parameters have a significant effect on the perceived sensations, except for frequency not having an effect on valence. Also, frequencies of 30Hz and above did not influence the perceived sensations. In the second study, we manipulated amplitude and frequency. The results showed that both parameters have a significant effect on perceived sensations, especially for frequencies lower than 30Hz. From both experiments, the increment of pulse width and amplitude led to a higher rating for urgency, annoyance and arousal. These results gives us a better understanding of the parameter space of electrotactile feedback to enable designers to create effective electrotactile feedback.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Alotaibi, Yosuef Mhammad M and Williamson, Dr John
Authors: Alotaibi, Y. M. M., Williamson, J., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Multimodal Interaction Group
ISBN:9781728102344
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of 2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), Washington, DC, USA, 28-31 March 2020, 637-642
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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