Sciweavers

Share
HAPTICS
2008
IEEE

Proposal of the Stretch Detection Hypothesis of the Meissner Corpuscle

9 years 4 months ago
Proposal of the Stretch Detection Hypothesis of the Meissner Corpuscle
Abstract. In order to realize artificial tactile sensation, we are researching the natural nerve activity timing of mechanoreceptors. Considering the energy conversion system of the Meissner corpuscle, we insist that the corpuscles encode the normal strain, particularly detecting horizontal normal strain. We observed a clear difference in the thresholds between the pushing and pulling cases. This finding suggests that horizontal stretch preferentially induces nerve activity in the Meissner corpuscle. Key words: Mechanoreceptor, strain, nerve activity
Shinobu Kuroki, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Hideaki Nii, Na
Added 29 May 2010
Updated 29 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where HAPTICS
Authors Shinobu Kuroki, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Hideaki Nii, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi
Comments (0)
books