Yang, X. D., Bischof, W. F. and Boulanger, P. (2008). The effects of hand motion on haptic perception of force direction. Eurohaptics 2008, Madrid, Spain, June 10-13.

Most studies on the haptic perception of force direction have been conducted without hand movements, whereas hand movements are normally required in real-world applications. This paper reports a study on the perception of haptic force direction during hand movement. Dis- crimination thresholds for force direction were determined for two hand movement speeds, slow and fast, and for ve reference force directions. The results show that the perception of force direction is not a ected by hand movement speed. We also found that the perception of force direction was not impaired by the hand motion, nor by the direction of the reference force.

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