Friction and adhesion on smooth surfaces in different climates – an evaluation of a polymer bioskin for tactile measurements
2016 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Whether a surface feels good or not is obviously up to personal preference but the physical interaction between finger and surface can be measured and explained. For a smooth surface the sensation of touching is mainly determined by perceived friction and stickiness. Therefor would it be useful with an easy way to measure these properties and being able to specify the tactile properties of a surface without measuring finger friction and doing subjective tests with a test panel. For this have a polymer bioskin probe been tested in friction and adhesion measurements in three different climates. Results showed that tests with bioskin correlated better for tests on glass than on polymer surfaces and better in dry conditions than warm and humid. This means that in the right environment even a simple adhesion test can be used to grade tactile properties of smooth surfaces.
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finger, friction, adhesion, tactility
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-183997DiVA: diva2:926281
QC 201605092016-05-052016-03-222016-05-09Bibliographically approved