|Title:||Design and Performance Analysis of a Skin-Stretcher Device for Urging Head Rotation|
|Author's alias:||中村, 裕一|
|Publisher:||Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers (IEICE)|
|Journal title:||IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems|
|Abstract:||This paper introduces a novel skin-stretcher device for gently urging head rotation. The device pulls and/or pushes the skin on the user's neck by using servo motors. The user is induced to rotate his/her head based on the sensation caused by the local stretching of skin. This mechanism informs the user when and how much the head rotation is requested; however it does not force head rotation, i.e., it allows the user to ignore the stimuli and to maintain voluntary movements. We implemented a prototype device and analyzed the performance of the skin stretcher as a human-in-the-loop system. Experimental results define its fundamental characteristics, such as input-output gain, settling time, and other dynamic behaviors. Features are analyzed, for example, input-output gain is stable within the same installation condition, but various between users.|
|Rights:||© 2020 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers|
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