The Relationship Between Frequency and Hand Region Actuated

Razvan Paisa*, Niels Christian Nilsson, Stefania Serafin

*Corresponding author for this work

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While the frequency response of the skin is described at macro level, there is a need to explore discrete areas of interest. The experiments described in this paper are part of a project that aims to build devices for cochlear implant (CI) users that meet music listening needs. The aim is to demonstrate that constant amplitude vibrotactile stimuli with distinct frequencies excite different areas of the hand with varying perceived intensity. 65 subjects took part in two within-subject experiments investigating the areas of the hand with most intense perceived sensation when exposed to various stimuli. Multinomial logistic regression was performed on the data and it was concluded that particular signals will elicit stronger sensations on some regions of the hand, and weaker on others. This indicates that there is a correlation between frequency of the stimuli and the area of the hand mostly stimulated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic and Audio Interaction Design : 11th International Workshop, HAID 2022, London, UK, August 25–26, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsCharalampos Saitis, Ildar Farkhatdinov, Stefano Papetti
Number of pages10
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-15018-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-15019-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event11th International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, HAID 2022 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Aug 202226 Aug 2022


Conference11th International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, HAID 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13417 LNCS

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. This work is supported by NordForsk’s Nordic University Hub and Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network (NordicSMC).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Haptic devices
  • Tactile displays
  • Tactile frequency response


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