Publications

In addition, Greg Gerling's Google Scholar page can be found here.

An elasticity-curvature illusion decouples cutaneous and proprioceptive cues in active exploration of soft objects

PLOS Computational Biology
(DOI)

Xu, C., Wang, Y., and Gerling, G.J.

Individual differences impacting skin deformation and tactile discrimination with compliant elastic surfaces

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Li, B. and Gerling, G.J.

Individual performance in compliance discrimination is constrained by skin mechanics but improved under active control

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Xu, C., Wang, Y., and Gerling, G.J.

Thin Films on the Skin, but not Frictional Agents, Attenuate the Percept of Pleasantness to Brushed Stimuli

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Rezaei, M., Nagi, S.S., Xu, C., McIntyre, S., Olausson, H., and Gerling, G.J.

User Experience Design for Human-Machine Teaming in Commanding a Distributed Constellation of Unmanned Assets in Search and Rescue

Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(DOI)

Anderson, T., Fogarty, K., Kenkel, H., Raisigel, J., Zhou, S., Reggia, L. M., Manizade, S. G., Lesniak, D.R., and Gerling, G.J.,

Developing a Criteria-Based Evaluation Tool for User Experience Design That Balances Standardization and Creativity

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS)
(DOI)

Hopkins, E., Mazzeo, J., Nguyen, V., Peck, E., Satterthwaite, K., Lidón, C., and Gerling, G.J.

User Experience Design to Synchronize Government Acquisition Strategy and Schedule

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS)
(DOI)

Ecelbarger, A.N., Hamlin, P.D., McGrath, S.C., Nwanevu, K.I., Smith, N.W., Stavrinaky, A.E., Xu, D.L., Gerling, G.J., Horinek, K.R., and McDermott, P.

Identifying 3-D spatiotemporal skin deformation cues evoked in interacting with compliant elastic surfaces

IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS)
(DOI)

Li, B., Hauser, S.C., and Gerling, G.J.

Time-dependent cues encode the minimum exploration time in discriminating naturalistic compliances

IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS)
(DOI)

Best Technical Paper, Honorable Mention

Xu, C. and Gerling, G.J.

Tactile Exploration Strategies with Natural Compliant Objects Elicit Virtual Stiffness Cues

IEEE Transactions on Haptics
(DOI)

Xu, C., He, H., Hauser, S.C., and Gerling, G.J.

Distinction of self-produced touch and social touch at cortical and spinal cord levels.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
(DOI)

Boehme R., Hauser, S.C., Gerling, G.J., Heilig, M., and Olausson, H.

From Human-to-Human Touch to Peripheral Nerve Responses.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Hauser, S.C., Nagi, S.S., McIntyre, S., Israr, A., Olausson, H., and Gerling, G.J.

Uncovering Human-to-Human Physical Interactions that Underlie Emotional and Affective Touch Communication.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Hauser, S.C., McIntyre, S., Israr, A., Olausson, H., and Gerling, G.J.

Roles of Force Cues and Proprioceptive Joint Angles in Active Exploration of Compliant Objects.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Xu, C., Hauser, S.C., Wang, Y., and Gerling, G.J.

A Standard Methodology to Characterize the Intrinsic Material Properties of Compliant Test Stimuli.

IEEE Transactions on Haptics
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Hauser, S.C., Soltis, B.R., Bowen, A.K., Fanta, K.D., and Wang, Y.

Computation predicts rapidly adapting mechanotransduction currents cannot account for tactile encoding in Merkel cell-neurite complexes.

PLoS Computational Biology
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Wan, L., Hoffman, B.U., Wang, Y., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Force-rate Cues Reduce Object Deformation Necessary to Discriminate Compliances Harder than the Skin.

IEEE Transactions on Haptics
(DOI)

Hauser, S.C., and Gerling, G.J.

In the Tactile Discrimination of Compliance, Perceptual Cues in Addition to Contact Area Are Required.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
(DOI)

Xu, C., Wang, Y., Hauser, S.C., and Gerling, G.J.

Imaging the 3-D deformation of the finger pad when interacting with compliant materials.

IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS)
(DOI)

Best Technical Paper, Finalist (top 3)

Hauser, S.C. and Gerling, G.J.

Using Voice Recognition Enabled Smartwatches to Improve Nurse Documentation.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Best Poster

Awan, S.K., Dunoyer, E.J., Genuario, K.E., Levy, A.C., O'Connor, K.P., Serhatli, S., and Gerling, G.J.

A discrete event simulation approach to identify rules that govern arbor remodeling for branching cutaneous afferents in hairy skin.

Winter Simulation Conference
(DOI)

Kang, H., Orlowsky, R.L., and Gerling, G.J.

A mobile device to quantify the forces and angles required to overcome knee arthrofibrosis in the clinic.

IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC)
(DOI)

Huynh, L., Yarboro, S.R, and Gerling G.J.

Designing User Experiences for Policymakers in Serious Games in the Domain of Global Food Security.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Anderson, B., Coulter, S., Orlowsky, R., Ruzich, B., Smedley, R., Purvis, M., Learmonth, G.P. and Gerling, G.J.

Haptics in Neuroscience.

IEEE Transactions on Haptics
(DOI)

Birznieks, I., Gerling, G.J., Sergi, F., and Bensmaia, S.J.,

Touch Receptors Undergo Rapid Remodeling in Healthy Skin.

Cell Reports
(DOI)

Marshall, K.L., Clary, R.C., Orlowsky, R.L., Gerling, G.J., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Computational modeling indicates that surface pressure can be reliably conveyed to tactile receptors even amidst changes in skin mechanics.

Journal of Neurophysiology
(DOI)

Wang, Y., Baba, Y., Lumpkin, E.A., and Gerling, G.J.

Measuring tactile cues at the finger pad for object compliances harder and softer than the skin.

IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS)
(DOI)

Hauser, S.C. and Gerling, G.J.

Automatic finite element implementation of hyperelastic material with a double numerical differentiation algorithm.

ArXiv
(DOI)

Wang, Y. and Gerling, G.J.

Facilitating the Collection and Dissemination of Patient Care Information for Emergency Medical Personnel.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Fleshman, M.A., Arguenta, I.J., Austin, C.A., Lee, H.H., Moyer, E.J., and Gerling, G.J.

Viscoelasticity of freshly excised mouse skin under compression is dependent on specimen thickness, strain level and rate.

PloS ONE
(DOI)

Wang, Y., Marshall, K.L., Baba, Y., Lumpkin, E.A., and Gerling, G.J.

Providing a Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Hands.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
(DOI)

Nghiem, B.T., Sando, I.C., Gillespie, R.B., McLaughlin, B.L., Gerling, G.J., Langhals, N.B., Urbanchek, M.G., and Cederna, P.S.

A Human Data Entry and Notification System to Monitor the Delivery of Meals in a Hospital Settings.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Best Paper in Human Factors Division

Armstrong, K.P., Logan, J.V., Rogers, S.C., and Gerling, G.J.

A Simulation Study of the Factors Influencing the Risk of Intraoperative Slipping.

Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecologic Cancer
(DOI)

Nakayama, J.M., Gerling, G.J., Horst, K.E., Fitz, V.W., Smolkin, M.E., Cantrell, L.A., and Modesitt, S.C.

Validating a Population Model of Tactile Mechanotransduction of Slowly Adapting Type I Afferents at Levels of Skin Mechanics, Single-unit Response, and Psychophysics.

IEEE Transactions on Haptics
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Rivest, I.I., Lesniak, D.R., Scanlon, J.R., and Wan, L.

Computation Identifies Structural Features that Govern Neural Firing Properties in Slowly Adapting Touch Receptors.

eLife
(DOI)

Lesniak, D.R., Marshall, K.L., Wellnitz, S.A., Jenkins, B.A., Baba, Y., Rasband, M.N., Gerling, G.J., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Computational Modeling Reinforces that Proprioceptive Cues May Augment Compliance Discrimination When Elasticity Is Decoupled From Radius of Curvature.

Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices Modeling, and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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Wang, Y. and Gerling, G.J.

Mimicking the End Organ Architecture of Slowly Adapting Type I Afferents May Increase the Durability of Artificial Touch Sensors.

IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS)
(DOI)

Lesniak, D.R. and Gerling, G.J.

Hyperelastic material properties of mouse skin under compression.

PLoS ONE
(DOI)

Wang, Y., Marshall, K.L, Baba, Y., Gerling, G.J., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Using Spatial Summation of Multi-Site Stimulation Electrodes to Improve the Capability of a Sensory Neural Interface.

IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
(DOI)

Williams, A.L. and Gerling, G.J.

Design and validation of sensory neuroprosthesis.

Supplement to Plast Reconstr Surg,
(DOI)

Langhals, N.B., Kim, E.K., Sugg, K.B., Lightbody, S.M., Baltrusaitis, M.E., Urbanchek, M.G., Cederna, P.S., and Gerling, G.J.

Viscoelasticity of mouse skin under compression is dependent on level of strain.

International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering.
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Wang, Y., Marshall, K.L., Baba, Y., Lumpkin, E.A., and Gerling, G.J.

Natural Variation in Skin Thickness Argues for Mechanical Control by Force Instead of Displacement.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Wang, Y., Marshall, K.L., Baba, Y., Lumpkin, E.A., and Gerling, G.J.

An Engineered Tactile Afferent Modulation Platform to Elicit Compound Sensory Nerve Action Potentials in Response to Force Magnitude.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Best Technical Paper

Kim, E.K., Sugg, K.B., Langhals, N.B., Lightbody, S.M., Baltrusaitis, M.E., Urbanchek, M.G., Cederna, P.S., and Gerling, G.J.

Quantitative Characterization of Human Performance during Hip Reduction.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Best Paper in Human Factors Division

Baltrusaitis, M.E., Wan, L., Lora, A.M., Rodrigue, A.C., Kwon, I.Y., Hickman, L.M., Fischer, D., Sochor, M.R., and Gerling, G.J.

Force sensor in simulated skin and neural model mimic tactile SAI afferent spiking response to ramp and hold stimuli.

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
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Kim, E.K., Bourbon, S.M., Wellnitz, S.A., Lumpkin, E.A., and Gerling, G.J.

Construct validity in a high-fidelity prostate exam simulator.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
(DOI)

Kowalik, C.G., Gerling, G.J., Lee, A.J., Carson, W.C., Harper, J., Moskaluk, C.A., Krupski, T.L.

in vivo sensory recordings using a novel skin-flap chamber and custom mechanical indenter.

Supplement to Plas Reconstr Surg.
(DOI)

Sugg, K.B., Urbanchek, M.G., Baba, Y., Kim, E.K., Lumpkin, E.A., Gerling, G.J., Cederna, P.S., and Langhals, N.B.

A multisensory illusion with haptic interaction to treat phantom limb pain.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Farrington, M.W., Gerling, G.J., Kohan, L.R., and Johnson, S.L.

Touch mechanoreceptors: Modeling and simulating the skin and receptors to predict the timing of action potentials.

FRONTIERS IN SENSING – Biology and Engineering.
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Gerling, G.J., Lesniak, D.R., and Kim, E.K.

A Virtual Reality Ball Grasp and Sort Task for the Enhancement of Phantom Limb Pain Proprioception.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Zweighaft, A.R., Slotness, G.L., Henderson, A.L., Osborne, L.B., Lightbody, S.M., Perhala, L.M., Brown, P.O., Haynes, N.H., Kern, S., Usgainkar, P.N., Meese, M., Pierce, S. and Gerling, G.J.

A Physical Workstation, Body Tracking Interface, and Immersive Virtual Environment for Rehabilitating Phantom Limb Pain.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Zweighaft, A.R., Slotness, G.L., Henderson, A.L., Osborne, L.B., Lightbody, S.M., Perhala, L.M., Brown, P.O., Haynes, N.H., Kern, S., Usgainkar, P.N., Meese, M., Pierce, S. and Gerling, G.J.

Material characterization of ex vivo prostate tissue via spherical indentation in the clinic.

Medical Engineering & Physics
(DOI)

Carson, W.C., Gerling, G.J., Krupski, T.L., Gundersen, C.A., Harper, J.C., and Moskaluk, C.A.

Optimizing Populations of SAI Tactile Mechanoreceptors to Enable Activities of Daily Living.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Rivest, I.I. and Gerling, G.J.

A multi-timescale adaptive threshold for the SAI tactile afferent to predict response to mechanical vibration.

IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
(DOI)

Jahangiri, A. and Gerling, G.J.

Using Electroactive Polymers to Simulate the Sense of Light Touch and Vibration in a Virtual Reality Environment.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Cameron, C.R., DiValentin, L.W., Manaktala, R., McElhaney, A.C., Nostrand, C.H., Quinlan, O.J., Sharpe, L.N., Slagle, A.C., Wood, C.D., Zheng, Y., and Gerling, G.J.

Visualization in a Virtual Reality Simulation.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Cameron, C.R., DiValentin, L.W., Manaktala, R., McElhaney, A.C., Nostrand, C.H., Quinlan, O.J., Sharpe, L.N., Slagle, A.C., Wood, C.D., Zheng, Y., and Gerling, G.J.

Quantifying palpation techniques in relation to performance in a clinical prostate exam.

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
(DOI)

Wang, N., Gerling, G.J., Moyer Childress, R., and Martin, M.L.

Using a prostate exam simulator to decipher palpation techniques that facilitate abnormality detection near clinical limits.

Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
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Wang, N., Gerling, G.J., Moyer Childress, R., and Martin, M.L.

The regularity of sustained firing reveals two populations of slowly adapting touch receptors in mouse hairy skin.

Journal of Neurophysiology
(DOI)

Wellnitz, S.A., Lesniak, D.L., Gerling, G.J., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Cognitive work analysis to evaluate the problem of patient falls in an inpatient setting.

JAMIA: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
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Dunn Lopez, K., Gerling, G.J., Cary, M.P., and Kanak, M.F.

Characterizing the range of simulated prostate abnormalities palpable by digital rectal examination.

Cancer Epidemiology
(DOI)

Baumgart, L.A., Gerling, G.J., and Bass, E.J.

Mechanical modeling of a wrinkled fingertip immersed in water.

Acta Biomaterialia
(DOI)

Yin, J., Gerling, G.J., and Chen, X.

SAI mechanoreceptor position in fingertip skin may impact sensitivity to edge stimuli.

Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J.

Skin Relaxation Predicts Neural Firing Rate Adaptation in SAI Touch Receptors.

IEEE (EBMS) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
(DOI)

Williams, A.L., Gerling, G.J., Wellnitz, S.A., Boudon, S., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Using force sensors and neural models to encode tactile stimuli as spike-based response.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Kim, E.K., Gerling, G.J., Wellnitz, S.A., and Lumpkin, E.A.

Evaluating populations of tactile sensors for curvature discrimination.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Rivest, I.I. and Gerling, G.J.

Psychophysical detection of inclusions with the bare finger amidst softness differentials.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Baumgart, L.A., Gerling, G.J., and Bass, E.J.

Enhancing user presence in a chest tube simulator by joining virtual reality with a mannequin.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

English, T.S., Hooe, D.C., Moen, H.G., Murray, C.J., and Gerling, G.J.

The design and evaluation of a computerized and physical simulator for training clinical prostate exams.

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Rigsbee, S., Moyer Childress, R., and Martin, M.L.

Merkel cells are essential for light-touch responses.

Science
(DOI)

Maricich, SM., Wellnitz, S.A., Aislyn M., Nelson, A.M., Lesniak, D.R., Gerling, G.J., Lumpkin, E.A., and Zoghbi, H.Y.

Predicting SAI mechanoreceptor spike times with a skin-neuron model.

Mathematical Biosciences
(DOI)

Lesniak, D.L. and Gerling, G.J.

Statistical analysis and modeling of variance in the SAI mechanoreceptor response to sustained indentation.

IEEE (EMBS) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
(DOI)

Lesniak, D.L., Wellnitz, S.A., Gerling, G.J., and Lumpkin, E.A.

A virtual reality interface to provide point interaction and constriction to the finger.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Best Paper in Healthcare and Human Factors Division

Everett, K.A., Exon, R.E., Rosales, S.H., and Gerling, G.J.

Fingerprint lines may not directly affect SAI mechanoreceptor response.

Somatosensory and Motor Research
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Gerling, G.J. and Thomas, G.W.

Validation of a 3-D finite element human fingerpad model composed of multiple anatomically correct tissue layers.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Wagner, M.B., Gerling, G.J., and Scanlon, J.

Characterizing finger palpation in the detection of prostate cancers and abnormalities.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(DOI)

Wang, N., Gerling, G.J., Moyer Childress, R., and Martin, M.L.

Human performance metrics for a virtual reality simulator to train chest tube insertion.

IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium
(DOI)

Cline, B.C., Badejo, A.O., Scanlon, J.R., Taylor, W.C., and Gerling, G.J.

A computerized physical simulator for training clinical prostate palpation skills.

Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference
(DOI)

Rigsbee, S., Gerling, G.J., Moyer Childress, R., and Martin, M.L.

Simulation framework for training chest tube insertion using force feedback virtual reality devices.

Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference
(DOI)

Raja, N.S., Schleser, J.A., Norman, W.P., Myzie, C.D., Gerling, G.J., and Martin, M.L.

The sampling position within, not the undulating geometry of, fingertip skin microstructure may amplify the sensation of edges.

IEEE Haptics Symposium
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J.

Augmented, pulsating tactile feedback facilities simulator training of clinical breast examinations.

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J. and Thomas, G.W.

Two-dimensional finite element modeling to identify physiological bases for Tactile Gap Discrimination.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J. and Thomas, G.W.

The effect of fingertip microstructure on tactile edge perception.

IEEE World Haptics Conference
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J. and Thomas, G.W.

Effectiveness of a dynamic breast examination training model to improve clinical breast examination (CBE) skills.

Cancer Detection and Prevention
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Weissman, A.M., Thomas, G.W., and Dove, E.L.

Effect of augmented visual performance feedback on the effectiveness of clinical breast examination training with a dynamically configurable breast model.

IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J. and Thomas, G.W.

Dynamic simulator for training clinical breast examination.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
(DOI)

Gerling, G.J., Thomas G.W., Weissman, A.M., and Dove, E.L.