Title

The Detection of Length and Orientation Changes in Dynamic Vibrotactile Patterns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1986

Keywords

length & orientation of dynamic patterns of vibrotactile lines, threshold for change detection, college students

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03203020

Abstract

Determined vibrotactile thresholds for the detection of length and orientation changes for dynamic line patternspresented on the Optacon in a forced-choice procedure. Ss were 12 sighted students. Even the smallest changes in both length (1.2 mm) and orientation (7°) could be detected in the absence of any other changes in the vibrotactilepattern. The introduction of translations increased the length-change threshold to approximately 4.0 mm, and theintroduction of length changes increased the orientation-change threshold to approximately 25°. The effects of additional variables, including the use of filled and unfilled lines, the timing of presentation, and the position of stimuli on the array were also assessed. Implications for the perception of depth in dynamic vibrotactile patterns are discussed.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Perception & Psychophysics, v. 40, issue 5, p. 290-300

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