A Serious Game With a Thermal Haptic Mouse

Antonio Jose Ramos Silva, Teresa Restivo, Joaquim Gabriel

Abstract


Human senses are responsible for providing feedback from the surrounding environment that enable the execution of any day life activity. But, has time passes by, the sensing ability tends to decline together with the capability to process information and control the members as well as the entire body.
The present work reports an ongoing work on the development of a new haptic device, designed to be used mainly by elder person, stimulating and quantifying the nervous system response capability. This was achieved through a serious game, using a temperature controlled element. The user positions his/her hand/finger on the device in order to capture the temperature stimulus. Depending on the sensation perceived (hot or cold), a basic task is required to be execute. The time to execute the task can be used to get information on the userâ??s global nervous system current condition.

Keywords


Haptic interface; Tactile sensors; Temperature control

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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