How do we perceive materials by touch? Do we explore differently to feel the softness of velvet or hand cream? This ongoing project is a series of video analyses to understand actions of the hand while actively exploring soft materials and to create new perceptual metrics to describe these explorations. I am interested in, beyond passive perception of materials, our active exploration of objects and its implications to AR/VR research.
Dövencioğlu D.N., Doerschner, K., Drewing, K. Aspects of material softness in active touch. European Conference on Visual Perception, Trieste, Italy, 26-30 August 2018.