JRM Vol.9 No.5 pp. 406-411
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1997.p0406


A Study on Quantification of Weight Sensation by EMG

Hisaya Tanaka, Yoshimi Nakazono and Hideto Ide

College of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, 6-16-1 Chitosedai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157, Japan

July 1, 1997
August 1, 1997
October 20, 1997
EMG, Weight sensation
Weight sensation should be evaluated using physical measurement which also relates to subjective evaluation. It is therefore necessary to find a new method of physical measurement. This study shows the relationship between weight sensation and electric signals (electromyogram: EMG) generated in the living body. Stevens' power law is R = kS,n where our experiments show that n = 1, if R is EMG, k is a constant, and S is the stimulation level (weight lead S ≥ 1000g). The value of constant k is dependent on the finger e.g.k = 1.6 x 10-2μV at the thumb and k = 7.4 × 10-2μV at the middle finger).
Cite this article as:
H. Tanaka, Y. Nakazono, and H. Ide, “A Study on Quantification of Weight Sensation by EMG,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9 No.5, pp. 406-411, 1997.
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