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The Effect of Weight on the Perception of Vibrotactile Intensity with Handheld Devices.

DOI: 10.1109/WHC.2007.112 Conference: Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (WHC 2007), 22-24 March 2007, Tsukuba, Japan
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ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to determine whether the weight of a vibrating handheld object influenced the per- ceived intensity of its vibrations. Experiments were con- ducted to determine the subjective equivalence of vibrotac- tile intensity for objects that had the same size but had dif- ferent weights. The results suggest that for the same surface acceleration and hence the same movement, the heavier is the device, the stronger is the perceived intensity.

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