IEEE Transactions on Haptics

IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) has moved to the OnlinePlus publication model starting with 2014 issues! IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) is a quarterly journal that publishes archival research results related to the science, technology and applications associated with information acquisition and object manipulation through touch.

From the April-June 2015 issue

Surface-Roughness-Based Virtual Textiles: Evaluation Using a Multi-Contactor Display

By Matthew Philpott and Ian R. Summers

Free Featured ArticleVirtual textiles, generated in response to exploratory movements, are presented to the fingertip via a 24-contactor vibrotactile array. Software models are based on surface-roughness profiles from real textiles. Results suggest that distinguishable “textile-like” surfaces are produced, but these lack the necessary accuracy for reliable matching to real textiles.

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