My lab's research interests surround the interface of people and machines - focusing in particular on the sense of touch. My group mixes computational modeling efforts with the design and prototyping of devices with which people directly interact. Our research is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. Our emphasis lies primarily in the domain surrounding human health. Our research tends to be published at the intersection of haptics, computational neuroscience, human factors and biomechanics.
Check out some of our research projects!
Subtle contact changes underlying different emotional percepts
A tactile illusion for softness perception
Observing skin deformation over time
Using digital image correlation to quantify the skin deformation associated with von Frey monofilaments
Computational models of skin and neural output
Perception of naturalistic and ecological softness
Tracking contact interactions