Materials and Touch
12 July 2012
A team from the Institute of Making have published a paper on the materials science of touch perception. It shows that there is shift in touch perception for some materials, that is dependent on what one sees.
The resaerch paper can be found here.
Wongsriruksa S., Howes, P., Conreen M., and Miodownik M. (2012) The use of physical property data to predict the touch perception of materials. Materials & Design Vol 42, Pages 238–244.