Processors and parts designers attending the K show this fall have a golden opportunity to put a new haptic test through its paces. By monitoring how test persons touch an object, and comparing this with the stated objective perceptions, the test can help determine if a part's haptics really are as pleasing to potential customers as its designer had hoped.
|Designers can try the haptic test during the upcoming K 2010 tradeshow.|
For the newly developed haptic test station: While test subjects touch and rate the haptic qualities of a test material, their skin condition, the way they move their fingers, and the frictional heat are measured via IR-thermography, video camera, 3D force plate, a speed-detecting device, as well as a moisture and elasticity meter. A test design for grip improvement is included as well. The objective data is afterwards correlated with the stated subjective perceptions to give the tester an idea about an application-specific haptic design of materials and surfaces. —[email protected]