Journal Title: BIO Web of Conferences
ISSN: 2117-4458 (Online)
Publisher: EDP Sciences
LCC Subject Category: Science: Biology (General) | Science: Microbiology | Science: Physiology | Science: Zoology | Science: Botany
Country of publisher: France
Language of fulltext: French, English
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Roth Monzon Emilio Loren
Cao Caroline G.L.
Abstract | Full Text
This paper describes an experiment conducted to measure haptic sensitivity and the effects of haptic training with and without visual aid. The protocol for haptic training consisted of a needle insertion task using dual-layer silicon samples. A visual aid was provided as a multimodal cue for the haptic perception task. Results showed that for a group of novices (subjects with no previous experience in needle insertion), training with a visual aid resulted in a longer time to task completion, and a greater applied force, during post-training tests. This suggests that haptic perception is easily overshadowed, and may be completely replaced, by visual feedback. Therefore, haptic skills must be trained differently from visuomotor skills.