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Sensor technology in eating disorders research: A systematic review.

Int J Eat Disord 2022 May 30;55(5):573-624. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Objective: Sensor technologies offer exciting potential to objectively measure psychopathological correlates of eating pathology and eating disorder (ED) research utilizing sensors has rapidly proliferated in the past several years. The aims of the present review are: (1) characterize the types of sensors that have been utilized in ED research, (2) identify the psychopathological factors relevant to EDs that have been assessed using sensors, (3) describe the data supporting the validity and reliability of these sensors, (4) discuss limitations associated with these sensors, and (5) identify gaps that persist within the ED literature with regard to use of sensor technologies.

Method: A systematic search was conducted of PubMed, PsycINFO, Web of Science, ProQuest, and "gray" literature sources. Read More

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Visual Haptic Feedback for Training of Robotic Suturing.

Front Robot AI 2022 2;9:800232. Epub 2022 Feb 2.

IHU-Strasbourg, Institute of Image-Guided Surgery, Strasbourg, France.

Current surgical robotic systems are teleoperated and do not have force feedback. Considerable practice is required to learn how to use visual input such as tissue deformation upon contact as a substitute for tactile sense. Thus, unnecessarily high forces are observed in novices, prior to specific robotic training, and visual force feedback studies demonstrated reduction of applied forces. Read More

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February 2022

HaptoMapping: Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality by Embedding User-Imperceptible Tactile Display Control Signals in a Projected Image.

IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 2021 Dec 29;PP. Epub 2021 Dec 29.

This paper proposes HaptoMapping, a projection-based visuo-haptic augmented reality (VHAR) system, that can render visual and haptic content independently and present consistent visuo-haptic sensations on physical surfaces. HaptoMapping controls wearable haptic displays by embedded control signals that are imperceptible to the user in projected images using a pixel-level visible light communication technique. The prototype system is comprised of a high-speed projector and three types of haptic devicesfinger worn, stylus, and arm mounted. Read More

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December 2021

Effects of visual and visual-haptic perception of material rigidity on reaching and grasping in the course of development.

Acta Psychol (Amst) 2021 Nov 6;221:103457. Epub 2021 Dec 6.

Department of Developmental Psychology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 F1, 35394 Giessen, Germany. Electronic address:

The development of material property perception for grasping objects is not well explored during early childhood. Therefore, we investigated infants', 3-year-old children's, and adults' unimanual grasping behavior and reaching kinematics for objects of different rigidity using a 3D motion capture system. In Experiment 1, 11-month-old infants and for purposes of comparison adults, and in Experiment 2, 3-year old children were encouraged to lift relatively heavy objects with one of two handles differing in rigidity after visual (Condition 1) and visual-haptic exploration (Condition 2). Read More

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November 2021

Visual-haptic integration, action and embodiment in virtual reality.

Psychol Res 2021 Oct 28. Epub 2021 Oct 28.

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia.

The current generation of virtual reality (VR) technologies has improved substantially from legacy systems, particularly in the resolution and latency of their visual display. The presentation of haptic cues remains challenging, however, because haptic systems do not generalise well over the range of stimuli (both tactile and proprioceptive) normally present when interacting with objects in the world. This study investigated whether veridical tactile and proprioceptive cues lead to more efficient interaction with a virtual environment. Read More

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October 2021

BCI-Based Control for Ankle Exoskeleton T-FLEX: Comparison of Visual and Haptic Stimuli with Stroke Survivors.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Sep 26;21(19). Epub 2021 Sep 26.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito, Bogotá 111166, Colombia.

Brain-computer interface (BCI) remains an emerging tool that seeks to improve the patient interaction with the therapeutic mechanisms and to generate neuroplasticity progressively through neuromotor abilities. Motor imagery (MI) analysis is the most used paradigm based on the motor cortex's electrical activity to detect movement intention. It has been shown that motor imagery mental practice with movement-associated stimuli may offer an effective strategy to facilitate motor recovery in brain injury patients. Read More

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September 2021

VES: A Mixed-Reality Development Platform of Navigation Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Sep 18;21(18). Epub 2021 Sep 18.

B105 Electronic Systems Lab, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Complutense 30, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

Herein, we describe the Virtually Enhanced Senses (VES) system, a novel and highly configurable wireless sensor-actuator network conceived as a development and test-bench platform of navigation systems adapted for blind and visually impaired people. It allows to immerse its users into "walkable" purely virtual or mixed environments with simulated sensors and validate navigation system designs prior to prototype development. The haptic, acoustic, and proprioceptive feedback supports state-of-art sensory substitution devices (SSD). Read More

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September 2021

Development of multisensory integration following prolonged early-onset visual deprivation.

Curr Biol 2021 11 16;31(21):4879-4885.e6. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Applied Cognitive Psychology, Faculty for Computer Science, Engineering, and Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm 89081, Germany.

Adult humans make effortless use of multisensory signals and typically integrate them in an optimal fashion. This remarkable ability takes many years for normally sighted children to develop. Would individuals born blind or with extremely low vision still be able to develop multisensory integration later in life when surgically treated for sight restoration? Late acquisition of such capability would be a vivid example of the brain's ability to retain high levels of plasticity. Read More

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November 2021

Multisensory postural control in adults: Variation in visual, haptic, and proprioceptive inputs.

Hum Mov Sci 2021 Oct 3;79:102845. Epub 2021 Aug 3.

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada. Electronic address:

Maintaining balance is fundamentally a multisensory process, with visual, haptic, and proprioceptive information all playing an important role in postural control. The current project examined the interaction between such sensory inputs, manipulating visual (presence versus absence), haptic (presence versus absence of contact with a stable or unstable finger support surface), and proprioceptive (varying stance widths, including shoulder width stance, Chaplin [heels together, feet splayed at approximately 60°] stance, feet together stance, and tandem stance) information. Analyses of mean velocity of the Centre of Pressure (CoP) revealed significant interactions between these factors, with stability gains observed as a function of increasing sensory information (e. Read More

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October 2021

Sense of Resistance for a Cursor Moved by User's Keystrokes.

Front Psychol 2021 29;12:652781. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Atsugi, Japan.

Haptic sensation of a material can be modulated by its visual appearance. A technique that utilizes this visual-haptic interaction is called as pseudo-haptic feedback. Conventional studies have investigated pseudo-haptic feedback in situations, wherein a user manipulated a virtual object using a computer mouse, a force-feedback device, etc. Read More

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SPinPong - Virtual Reality Table Tennis Skill Acquisition using Visual, Haptic and Temporal Cues.

IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 2021 05 15;27(5):2566-2576. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Learning an advanced skill in sports requires a huge amount of practice and players also have to overcome both physical difficulties and the dullness of repetitive training. Returning a fast spin shot in table tennis could be taken as an example, as athletes need to judge the spin type and decide the racket pose within a second, which is difficult for beginners. Therefore, in this paper, we show how to design an intuitive training system to acquire this specific skill using different cues in Virtual Reality (VR). Read More

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Proposal and Evaluation of Visual Haptics for Manipulation of Remote Machine System.

Front Robot AI 2020 7;7:529040. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA, United States.

Remote machine systems have drawn a lot of attention owing to accelerations of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and the fifth generation (5G) networks. Despite recent trends of developing autonomous systems, the realization of sophisticated dexterous hand that can fully replace human hands is considered to be decades away. It is also extremely difficult to reproduce the sensilla of complex human hands. Read More

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October 2020

[Medical device training in arthroplasty : National practice and quality standards].

Orthopade 2020 Dec;49(12):1072-1076

Orthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Doberaner Straße 142, 18057, Rostock, Deutschland.

The qualified training of users of medicinal products is enshrined in law by the Medical Devices Act. In this article, a survey and analysis of the training measures for arthroplasty of the large joints offered by distributors of medical devices is carried out. To that end, the internet presence of suppliers of medical devices was evaluated with regard to the training measures on offer, and selected suppliers were sent questionnaires. Read More

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December 2020

Influence of action video gaming on spatial representation in the haptic modality.

Exp Brain Res 2020 Dec 29;238(12):2769-2781. Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Spatial representation in the haptic domain has been shown to be prone to systematic errors. When participants are asked to make two bars haptically parallel, their performance deviates from what would be veridically parallel. This is hypothesized to be caused by the bias of the egocentric reference frame. Read More

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December 2020

An artificial sensory neuron with visual-haptic fusion.

Nat Commun 2020 09 14;11(1):4602. Epub 2020 Sep 14.

Innovative Center for Flexible Devices (iFLEX), Max Planck - NTU Joint Lab for Artificial Senses, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798, Singapore, Singapore.

Human behaviors are extremely sophisticated, relying on the adaptive, plastic and event-driven network of sensory neurons. Such neuronal system analyzes multiple sensory cues efficiently to establish accurate depiction of the environment. Here, we develop a bimodal artificial sensory neuron to implement the sensory fusion processes. Read More

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September 2020

Anorexia nervosa and the size-weight illusion: No evidence of impaired visual-haptic object integration.

PLoS One 2020 27;15(8):e0237421. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Experimental Psychology/Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Body image disorders in anorexia nervosa (AN) patients and recovered AN (RAN) patients have been suggested to stem from aberrant integration of sensory information. Previous research by Case et al. (2012) used the size-weight illusion (SWI) to study multisensory integration in AN. Read More

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October 2020

Haptic Intracorporeal Palpation Using a Cable-Driven Parallel Robot: A User Study.

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2020 12 19;67(12):3452-3463. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

Objective: Intraoperative palpation is a surgical gesture jeopardized by the lack of haptic feedback which affects robotic minimally invasive surgery. Restoring the force reflection in teleoperated systems may improve both surgeons' performance and procedures' outcome.

Methods: A force-based sensing approach was developed, based on a cable-driven parallel manipulator with anticipated seamless and low-cost integration capabilities in teleoperated robotic surgery. Read More

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December 2020

Even distorted felt size engenders visual-haptic integration.

Atten Percept Psychophys 2020 Oct;82(7):3686-3695

Department of Psychological Sciences, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, USA.

Intersensory interactions predicted by the sensory precision hypothesis have been infrequently examined by distorting the reliability of size perception by touch. Consequently, participants were asked to see one size and manually feel another unseen size either with bare fingers or with fingers sleeved in rigid tubes to decrease the precision of touch. Their subsequent visual estimates of the perceived size favored the more precise modality. Read More

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October 2020

Visual-Haptic Size Estimation in Peripersonal Space.

Front Neurorobot 2020 16;14:18. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Human-Computer Interaction, Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

In perceptual psychology, estimations of visual depth and size under different spatial layouts have been extensively studied. However, research evidence in virtual environments (VE) is relatively lacking. The emergence of human-computer interaction (HCI) and virtual reality (VR) has raised the question of how human operators perform actions based on the estimation of visual properties in VR, especially when the sensory cues associated with the same object are conflicting. Read More

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Task-Irrelevant Sound Corrects Leftward Spatial Bias in Blindfolded Haptic Placement Task.

Multisens Res 2020 03 17;33(4-5):521-548. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA,USA.

We often rely on our sense of vision for understanding the spatial location of objects around us. If vision cannot be used, one must rely on other senses, such as hearing and touch, in order to build spatial representations. Previous work has found evidence of a leftward spatial bias in visual and tactile tasks. Read More

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A visual-haptic neurofeedback training improves sensorimotor cortical activations and BCI performance.

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2019 Jul;2019:6335-6338

Neurofeedback training (NFT) could provide a novel way to investigate or restore the impaired brain function and neuroplasticity. However, it remains unclear how much the different feedback modes can contribute to NFT training. Specifically, whether they can enhance the cortical activations for motor training. Read More

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Neural Efficiency of Human-Robotic Feedback Modalities Under Stress Differs With Gender.

Front Hum Neurosci 2019 30;13:287. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States.

Sensory feedback, which can be presented in different modalities - single and combined, aids task performance in human-robotic interaction (HRI). However, combining feedback modalities does not always lead to optimal performance. Indeed, it is not known how feedback modalities affect operator performance under stress. Read More

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Can multisensory training aid visual learning? A computational investigation.

J Vis 2019 09;19(11)

Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.

Although real-world environments are often multisensory, visual scientists typically study visual learning in unisensory environments containing visual signals only. Here, we use deep or artificial neural networks to address the question, Can multisensory training aid visual learning? We examine a network's internal representations of objects based on visual signals in two conditions: (a) when the network is initially trained with both visual and haptic signals, and (b) when it is initially trained with visual signals only. Our results demonstrate that a network trained in a visual-haptic environment (in which visual, but not haptic, signals are orientation-dependent) tends to learn visual representations containing useful abstractions, such as the categorical structure of objects, and also learns representations that are less sensitive to imaging parameters, such as viewpoint or orientation, that are irrelevant for object recognition or classification tasks. Read More

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September 2019

A BCI based visual-haptic neurofeedback training improves cortical activations and classification performance during motor imagery.

J Neural Eng 2019 10 23;16(6):066012. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, People's Republic of China.

Objective: We proposed a brain-computer interface (BCI) based visual-haptic neurofeedback training (NFT) by incorporating synchronous visual scene and proprioceptive electrical stimulation feedback. The goal of this work was to improve sensorimotor cortical activations and classification performance during motor imagery (MI). In addition, their correlations and brain network patterns were also investigated respectively. Read More

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October 2019

The Effect of Ageing on Optimal Integration of Conflicting and Non-Conflicting Visual-Haptic Stimuli.

Multisens Res 2019 12 11;32(8):771-796. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

2Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK.

Multisensory integration typically follows the predictions of a statistically optimal model whereby the contribution of each sensory modality is weighted according to its reliability. Previous research has shown that multisensory integration is affected by ageing, however it is less certain whether older adults follow this statistically optimal model. Additionally, previous studies often present multisensory cues which are conflicting in size, shape or location, yet naturally occurring multisensory cues are usually non-conflicting. Read More

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December 2019

Frozen-thawed Abdominal Flap Remnant as an education material for a Medium Group Surgical Skills Education Workshop.

Ann Surg Treat Res 2019 Feb 30;96(2):53-57. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: Residents' duty-hour regulations and the evolution of minimally invasive surgical techniques require more effective and efficient surgical skill teaching models. We used frozen-thawed human tissue remnants harvested during abdominoplasty or abdominal tissue-based breast reconstruction to allow for a medium-sized group workshop program, simulating a realistic surgical environment and visual/haptic feedback.

Methods: Full-thickness abdominal tissue (skin and subcutaneous fat) were donated from patients who underwent autologous breast reconstruction and gave consent to use their tissue for comprehensive research and medical educational purposes. Read More

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February 2019

Does gesture strengthen sensorimotor knowledge of objects? The case of the size-weight illusion.

Psychol Res 2020 Jun 14;84(4):966-980. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Co-speech gestures have been proposed to strengthen sensorimotor knowledge related to objects' weight and manipulability. This pre-registered study (https://www.osf. Read More

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How does ageing affect grasp adaptation to a visual-haptic size conflict?

Exp Brain Res 2018 08 23;236(8):2173-2184. Epub 2018 May 23.

Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK.

Previous research suggests that the ability to adapt motor behaviour to sudden environmental changes may be impaired in older adults. Here, we investigated whether the adaptation of grasping behaviour in response to a visual-haptic size conflict is also affected by increasing age. 30 older and 18 young adults were instructed to grasp a hidden block whilst viewing a second block in a congruent position. Read More

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NotifiVR: Exploring Interruptions and Notifications in Virtual Reality.

IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 2018 04;24(4):1447-1456

The proliferation of high resolution and affordable virtual reality (VR) headsets is quickly making room-scale VR experiences available in our homes. Most VR experiences strive to achieve complete immersion by creating a disconnect from the real world. However, due to the lack of a standardized notification management system and minimal context awareness in VR, an immersed user may face certain situations such as missing an important phone call (digital scenario), tripping over wandering pets (physical scenario), or losing track of time (temporal scenario). Read More

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On the origin of body-related influences on visual perception.

J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 2017 06 6;43(6):1222-1237. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg.

The human body and the potential to move it affect the way we perceive the world. Here we explored a possible origin of such action-specific effects on perception. Participants were asked to enclose a virtual object by movements of their index finger and thumb and judged either the actual finger-thumb distance or the size of the virtual object subsequently. Read More

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