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Human Haptic Perception

Basics and Applications

Editors: Grunwald, Martin (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive textbook combining research and practical applications
  • Edited by Dr. Martin Grunwald, director of the Haptic-Research Laboratory at the Paul-Flechsig Institut for Brain Research, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Chapters written by leading scientists in the field
  • International authorship from academia and industry
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About this Textbook

Active touch perception – also known as haptic perception – is of primary importance for the planning, direction and execution of everyday actions. This most complex of human sensory systems is gaining ever more importance for various scientific disciplines as well as practical industrial applications.

In this book an international team of 80 authors presents a comprehensive collection of writings on both aspects of research on human haptic perception.

After a theoretical and historical introduction, the chapters are dedicated to neurophysiological basics as well as the psychological, clinical and neuropsychological aspects of haptic perception. Results of studies into human haptic perception in the fields of virtual haptics and robotics are also included. In the final section, contributions from the applied and industrial sectors illustrate the practical uses of knowledge about the human sense of touch.

This easily accessible textbook gives not only students, scientists and those with prior knowledge, but also interested laypersons insights into a fascinating area of study that is constantly discovering new challenges and presenting innovative solutions.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • Haptic perception: an historical approach

    Jütte, Robert

    Pages 3-13

  • German pioneers of research into human haptic perception

    Grunwald, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • British pioneers of research into human haptic perception

    Cole, Jonathan

    Pages 41-53

  • Early psychological studies on touch in France

    Hatwell, Yvette (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

  • Haptics in the United States before 1940

    Evans, Rand B.

    Pages 67-82

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eBook $89.00
price for Mexico (gross)
valid through 16 de octubre de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-7612-3
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for Mexico
valid through 16 de octubre de 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-7611-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Haptic Perception
Book Subtitle
Basics and Applications
Editors
  • Martin Grunwald
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7612-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-7612-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7611-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 676
Number of Illustrations and Tables
238 b/w illustrations
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