Title: The relation between the tribological test results and tactile response

Authors: Min-Seob Kim; Jin-Hwak Park; Young-Ze Lee

Addresses: Tribology Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyunggi, Republic of Korea ' Tribology Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyunggi, Republic of Korea ' Tribology Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyunggi, Republic of Korea

Abstract: Touch feeling is closely related with several mechanical and chemical properties of human skin and material surfaces. For example, the surface topography, such as roughness, fineness, affects to tactile sensibility of people, and also the compatibility between skin and surface materials are important factors to determine the frictional characteristics and emotional perception. In this paper, finger friction measurements on some fabric surfaces were made. In addition, semantic differential surveys were also carried out using seven-pointrating scale. Then these two variables were interrelated by statistical methods. As a result, this paper suggested that the tactile response of product consumers can be estimated in numerical way based on frictional experiment results.

Keywords: finger skin; material surfaces; skin tribology; tactile response; fabric surfaces; sliding friction; regression analysis; touch sensibility; surface topography; roughness; fineness; tactile sensibility; emotional perceptions; frictional characteristics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2016.079209

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2016 Vol.53 No.3/4, pp.231 - 239

Received: 01 Mar 2016
Accepted: 28 Jun 2016

Published online: 22 Sep 2016 *

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