Adapting Perceptual Models and Haptic Encodings in Wearable Tactile Interfaces to Support Motor Learning
The purpose of this study is to determine how accurately a person can follow movement instructions indicated using vibrations on the skin and squeezing around the arm. Specifically, we will evaluate how this accuracy changes when a person is moving with a robotic arm.
There will be a single in-person session. You will be asked to first complete a short survey about activities that utilize a large amount of hand-eye coordination. After completing the survey, you will have an armband with vibration motors and a squeeze band fitted to your right arm. You will complete repetitions of a timed point-to-point reaching task. The vibration motors and squeeze band will be used to indicate the required motions to complete the point-to-point reaching task.
Normal Upper-Limb Function
Illness affecting upper-limb function