Stimulation devices for human haptic perception and their applications in cranial nerve diseases

Jian Zhang, Liancun Zhang, Jinglong Wu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Tactile perception is a class of complicated sensations that can be divided into categories including concrete pressure, shape, and temperature perception. In different parts of the human body, the distribution of tactile sensitivity clearly differs. Various stimulatory devices are becoming increasingly widely used in studies of human haptic perception. New methods and devices that can be used to explore tactile stimulation are also being developed and have yielded many important results. This paper introduces such tactile stimulation devices, which can be divided into many categories according to qualities, including their geometric properties, temperature, force, and vibration. This article also introduces some devices that can be used to guide clinical diagnosis and treatment. These devices can be used to examine a patient's haptic perception to help the patient's doctors diagnose their illness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509264
ISBN (Print)1522509259, 9781522509257
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Stimulation devices for human haptic perception and their applications in cranial nerve diseases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this